Influence of the Internet on Teenagers and Young Adults

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Discuss the influence of the internet on teenagers and young adults

Nowadays is the age of information, and surfing the internet is the fastest ways to find information. With the development of computer technology and economic,the proportion of internet users is increasing quickly and more than 90% teenagers and young adults who are living in developed countries use the Internet ,so young people are an important group which are affected by surf the internet. In this essay, the discussion how the internet affects teenagers and young adults is divided into three points; These points are the influence on young people's education, then how is internet used for entertainment, finally the communication on internet.

Firstly, let's discuss how young people study with internet. Surfing the internet is a convenient way to get information. Most of schools and education services have their own website where they put information and sometimes communicate with students. Chan & Fang Use of the internet HK which is a research of young people in Hong Kong shows that internet is used for information search (98 percent) and homework (96 percent).Students can submit work digitally and receive feedback from teachers and check their homework by the information which is found online wherever they can surf the Internet, Which improve the efficiency of studying and students don't need to wait many time for result. E-Learning's Valerie Thompson said "Technology can underpin learning by making it more relevant and personalised, it can also help children with special educational needs, particularly those who struggle to cope in a normal, classroom, helping them learn and complete work at their own pace. Technology can allow a school to deliver an education to a child wherever they are, not just in a classroom."

Except the convenience, there are some problem in digital studying. Nowadays anyone can put their information on internet,which makes almost anything can be found online....

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