Teenagers And Internet Addiction

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According to internet world, “There are an estimated 2,267,233,742 internet users worldwide.” The internet is essential for many people especially teenagers. Also, it’s one of the most important things in life, so without the internet people will face some difficulties because the internet makes it easier to find the information that they need. “92% of teens report going online at least once a day, 56% admit they go online ‘several times’ a day. This mean only 8% of teens are able to resist going online every day” (Carly Steyer 2015). In addition, teenagers do not use the internet just for entertainment, but they use it to keep in touch with their friends and family. Teenagers who are addicted to the internet are more likely to have depression and drug addiction. Moreover, teenagers find that Facebook is fun and they spend a long time using it.
According to Bolluyt, J. (2015), “The estimate numbers of teens who use only one social networking sites such as Facebook is 66%.” This shows how teenagers are obsessed with communicating with their friends through the internet. It’s became more convenient or them to use the internet as a communication tool. Although, internet has many positive things to do with, it’s also has a side effects on
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Internet addiction affects behavior and causes damage to the body’s health like addiction to drugs. Teenagers are more likely to watch porn movies and this makes their brain thinking poorly. “This could affect their concentration and memory, as well as their ability to make decisions and set goals” (Sarah Harris, 2011). In addition, using the internet constantly can cause distracting focus, and forgetting important information. According to Jenny Hunt (2013), “the research studied brain scans of 17 teens with internet addiction. They found that the teens had structural and functional interference in the part of the brain that regulates

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