Teenagers and the Use of Internet

Topics: 21st century, Bullying, MySpace Pages: 3 (554 words) Published: November 26, 2014
Kali Ramunno
English 11 Honors: Aqua
October 21, 2014
Should teen’s internet time be limited?

As a teen, I am on the internet about two hours a day and I have experienced many dangers online. The internet does not just include your laptop but it also includes your phone, and all other devices of that sort. Just because you can use the internet for information school and work does not mean there is no other dangers out there to be aware of. In the 21st century a teen going on the internet has become a danger and internet time should be limited; it is a danger to them both psychologically and psychically.

Internet should be limited because it causes many physiological problems with teens. Main issues facing teens today is internet and gaming addiction, as well as violence in media. Due to modern technology, the younger generation, rather than socializing in real life, they communicate through social media like Facebook and Twitter. The average time for teens to spend online is 20 hours a day, seven days a week, which is an addiction. There have been reports of internet overuse in Japan, Germany, and the United States of teens who spend 40 hours a week online. Violence caused by online games is a major issue facing teens. Many things influences behavior. If it did not, companies, like Coca-Cola or Nike, would not put money into advertising. You see violence everywhere in your life now, including the news and especially cartoons. So this means the internet is not excluded. Many studies have been conducted to show that violence on television and the internet can influence behavior and attitudes among children whom abuse it. The violence shown in media scientifically desensitizes children to violence and sexual crimes against women, children, and teens. In today’s world playing violent games and watching violent movies may seem “the norm”, but it can cause violence and abusive behavior.

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