The Internet: The Positive Effects Of The Internet

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The Internet has increased knowledge, creation, and connection ever since it was created in 1969. The world finally evolved from only having books to learn about, since the Internet came into the world. Throughout the past 30 years, technology has gradually taken over people’s lives one device at a time. The Internet is a big part of technology that almost everyone who owns a phone or computer uses. When people log on to the Internet they see a series of connection with other people from around the world and it also connects people to the news that going on in the world. However, the negative aspects of the Internet can be quite inferior; addiction and competition with peers are the two most common problems on the Internet. These horrid ideas …show more content…
These positive aspects of the Internet need to be moderated into ideas that are more commonly used. People could take the Internet to the next level if these were the intentions that people mostly thought about, but children are stuck on the idea of social media and they’ve become addicted to it. Marion K. Underwood and Robert W. Faris say that, “More than one third of [children] said they check social media without posting 25 times or more per day on weekends, and our heaviest users said they use social media over 100 times daily” (Faris and Underwood). Kids are overusing their social media sites because it gives them something to do that they don’t have to think about. If kids used the Internet for more than the idea of social media, they could actually learn a few things about what’s happening with the world. These kids could be providing necessary information they learn from the Internet, and progress that information to become better ideas. Learning about the world isn’t the only good part of the Internet. People can create awareness for disasters that have happened and show that people need help. They can create a charity with a small post on Facebook or Twitter. After an earthquake in California, a firefighter wanted to help people who were struck by the natural disaster. Instead he was told that …show more content…
Infact it’s much worse than it is good. Addiction to social media is a common aspect people see on social media programs like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. It has taken over the lives of many people, not only teens, and younger children. “Kids are not addicted to the Internet, as their parents fear, they’re addicted to each other, as they always have been-getting together with their peers is an absolute necessity for young people learning how to live in the wider world” (Bethune). Kids are in fact addicted to the Internet because it gives them a chance to see what people, like their friends are doing. Some time’s it shows these kids a party or someone’s gathering that they weren’t invited to and that’s what the problem is with being addicted to social media. It shows people something that they wouldn’t have heard about if social media didn’t exist. Then it puts these children is a state of distress and loneliness. Another enormous problem with social media is the comparison of teens with other teens. Teens these days try to fit the standards they “need” to fit which makes teens depressed because of how many likes or comments they got on a picture they posted on Instagram or Twitter. A research done on the minds of thirteen year olds has stated, “As they access social media throughout the day, teens will see how many peers liked, commented, favorited and retweeted their posts, and will take careful note of how they

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