The Influence of Internet on teenager in the UK
The internet was created in 1964 for more expedient communication. Internet technology, includes chatting online, video online, WIFI. In one way, Internet allows for quicker delivery of information. This means However, in modern society, it makes many social issues. One of them is its influence of teenagers and children. Some think that the Internet is a good approach which makes children learn. On the opposite side, conversely Internet has an unhealthy impact on teenagers. Is the Internet an opportunity for the development of the children, or a risk? The following research tries to answer the question.
It is highly likely that there are several disadvantages about the Internet to children that every parent knows. For example, violent games, pornographic information, risky chatting, even more. In fact, they can be classified into four main kinds. They are Internet addiction, pornography and violent information, illegal Internet activities and risking chatting.
Internet addiction may causes the serious problem. Parents find that their children will keep sitting in front of the computer when they have some free time, even a couple of minutes breaking time. According to a study (Telegraph,2009), teenagers spend an average of 31 hours a week online and nearly two hours a week looking at pornography. Online games are the first choice which they play alone or with their friends over the web. Chatting online, instant message and the feeling of surfing the Internet can be paid the children’s attention too. As a result, they have less times communicate with their friends and talk to the others directly, face to face. To growing children, it will obstruct the development of social skills. It’s less likely to participate outdoor activities. When teenagers spend the whole time on Internet, their parents have to provide a pair of glasses for children’s eyes and hope that they can reduce the damage from the...
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