Possible hooks: I am a victim of addiction. I have not tried seeking help well enough because most people like me are also addicts but our society does not think they need help. Unlike things like depression or anxiety disorders, my own addiction is not stigmatized. In fact, it is well embraced by people around me and they even refer to it sometimes as an era of change or a new dawn. The Internet has taken control over my life and I need help.
Or, Instead I’d use statistics or a study and show how many people complain that they have become addicted to their phone.
History/Background behind the way the Internet works and how it affects our minds.
Keen, Andrew. The Internet Is Not the Answer
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Introduce my thesis: The Internet has a strong hold on the way we teenagers think and process information and enough attention is not actually being paid to the grave consequences that might come with it.
Main Idea 1
The Internet has become our (teenagers) most used source of information and where we collect the most of our information. This can have grave effects on us and the way we process information.
Nicholas Carr: Is Google making us stupid?
James Patterson: The Literacy of Long-Form Thinking
Mills, Kate, Dr. "Possible Effects of Internet Use on Cognitive Development in Adolescence." Open Access Journal 4.3 (2016): 4-12. 16 June 2016. Web. 21 Oct. 2016.
Main Idea 2
Social media and the impact it has on self-esteem. The way we put a lot of efforts on what we post, when we post and who sees what we post for self-actualization is coming to be a problem. Could this be how people’s self-actualization are fulfilled in the near future and what does it mean for the present? Introduce the life Black Mirror depicts.
Black Mirror movie
Friend Networking Sites and Their Relationship to Adolescents’ Well-Being and Social Self-Esteem