The Negative Effects Of Internet Addiction

1545 WordsOct 6, 20177 Pages
In the society we live in today, the internet has become a dominant force in our lives. The ones who are exposed the most to it are the ones who are in the most danger. In particular, teenagers are the ones in harm’s way mainly due to the fact that they spend the most time on the internet whether it be for academics or for leisure activities. However, when do we know when internet usage is too much? The effect of the increase of social media and technology has affected our teenagers is more than we know and the effects are only going to get worse as technology becomes a bigger focal point in our lives. The effects of social media on teenagers range from internet dependence and addiction, privacy information being leaked to other problems…show more content…
It’s no secret that over the past few years, our society has experienced numerous technological advancements in various industries including the internet. However, many may argue that some of these advancements have only brought more problems, temptations and potential dangers for children and teens. This is a growing concern to many, because according to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center, “93% of teens ages 12‐17 go online, as do 93% of young adults ages 18‐29”. What is even more concerning is that many parents do not have any idea of what their child does online nor the amount of information they release of themselves. When the internet was developed, no one would have imagined how big it would become. However, we all use the internet practically every day in different ways. While some may use it for business relations, other individuals may use it for socializing and connecting with others. Susan Barnes is the author of Privacy Paradox: Social Networking in the U.S., in the article, Barnes describes how easily teens reveal their information online and the problems that are arising from it. Additionally, she brings awareness to a growing problem because of Web Blogging. Among young teens, Web Blogging is becoming extremely popular. In their blogs, most teens talk about their personal lives,
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