How Has the Internet Impacted Society? Essay

1967 Words May 16th, 2016 8 Pages
The Internet:
How has the internet impacted society?

Rob Ash

ENGL 393

Professor April Walters

April 5th , 2016

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Table of Contents
Summary of the Internet……………………………………………………………………………………………3
Are children smarter or more socialized because of internet?......................................3
Should the federal gov’t be allowed to regulate info on internet?................................5
How has the music industry been effected by the internet?.........................................6
Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….9
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I chose to discuss these topics about the internet because these topics were the repetitive theme of different research methods conducted overtime. Each topic has been a part of some kind of experiment and similar questions have also been asked frequently about the effects of the internet in general.
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Are children smarter or more socialized because of internet?
With the increased role of home computers in children’s lives has become an increased concern about how children may be affected. The amount of time children spend on computers may start to displace other activities such as physical activity and learning how to interact with others without being behind a computer screen. When children use computers instead of participating in social activities, it raises questions on the child’s physical and mental well-being. “For example a survey showed that children between the ages of two and seventeen were spending about one hour and thirty seven minutes per day using the computer and/or playing video games.” (Kaveri Subrahmanyam) Even though parents may not approve with the amount of time kids may spend on the computer, the internet has access to provide for educational opportunities for their children. The internet has proven to improve reading, writing and information processing skills (Dr. Kausar Suhail). Besides that the internet has also helped young adults. For example the internet can be used as a helpful

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