If it is not used properly it can affect you socially, emotionally, and psychologically. People who are addicted to the Internet are normally teenagers and adults. Some of the symptoms for this condition are: losing track of time, isolation from your friends and family, and having trouble completing important tasks. There are many types of Internet addictions. As stated by Joanna Saisan, Melinda Smith, M.A., Lawrence Robinson, and Jeanne
This essay is focused on the discussion of negative effect of Internet on teenagers, the influences of Internet on juvenile delinquency psychological formation and related prevent measures to reduce juvenile crime. 2. The Influence of the Internet on Juvenile Delinquency Psychological Formation Since the Internet management lags far behind the development of the Internet, the Internet is filled with a lot of bad information, this bad information will have seriously negative impact on teenagers who are in puberty and curiosity and imitation. In the process of long-term exposure to this bad information, psychological deviation of youth can be easily caused, as well as criminal impulsion and implementation of crime. 2.2.1 The Influence of the Internet on the Psychological Formation of Sexual Offence The stimulation and temptation of pornography on the Internet easily cause the teenagers form incorrectly sexual consciousness or criminal mentality.
Internet addiction has become a serious issue in society today because it causes people to neglect work, social relationships, and, in some cases it could alters one’s health. A large portion of Americans are involved with social-networking websites and this can also lead to a very serious addiction. “The average teen chooses to spend an average of 16.7 hours a week reading and writing online”(Goldwasser 239). By focusing on how much reading and writing a teen does on the computer, Goldwasser overlooks the deeper problem of whether or not this type of reading and writing is educational. Teenagers spend too much time on social networking websites and this trend can eventually make matters worse.
The Internet distracts people from their real life conflicts, with information constantly added to it. To a teen with insecurity and a lack of self-confidence, the Internet allows them to recreate their online image to be how they desire to be. Finally, the Internet is full of various forms of entertainment to always occupy a teen’s time. One could say the invention of the Internet really has done more harm to society than it has benefited it. Works Cited "Internet Addiction Disorder."
Aside from the benefits of being connec... ... middle of paper ... ...ot or not don’t help towards these percentages. There’s a constant comparison with others when teenagers use websites like these and its causing harm on the way they view themselves. To conclude, social media has many negative affects, social media sites have changed the way teenagers think, interact, it affects how they act online and how they view themselves. Social media distracts teenagers from their everyday lives. It leads to unfortunate cyber bullying and it leads to reduction in face to face interactions, the more time the students spend on these social media sites, the less time they will spend socializing in real life.
With that comes new addictions to social media, driving dangers, and a new way of communicating in general that has changed the definition of being a teenager all across the globe in more negative ways than positives. Instead of communicating with one another face-to-face, social media has made “being connected” an obsession among teenagers. Emma Berkal, a junior at Lake Orion High School said, “[social media] has taken over my life. I can’t go an hour without checking Twitter or Instagram.” The amount of “likes,” “favorites,” or “retweets” a post gets on social media defining people on social media as “popular,” or “unpopular”. Bullying has also been on the rise because of social media.
Social media sites can be very risky. Parents and other adults need to create rules and regulations to govern and monitor the usage of the internet. With these restrictions, cyberbullying, depression, and the misuse of these sites can be prevented. Teens that use the internet without supervision or rules are more likely to experience cyberbullying. Along with cyberbullying, teens can also go through depression from believing in everything they read on the internet.
According to Ta, who is an author who wrote the article, “What Impact has Social Media truly had on Society”, discusses ways social media is destroying people. Ta says, “Social media websites are some of the most popular haunts on the Internet. What the Ta is saying is that some people are blind to what social media is doing to them. Social media is taking up most of their time and some don’t realize it. All things considered, time is valuable and should be used for education so students can acquire the knowledge they need for their
In the article entitle “Facebook and Twitter Feed Anxiety” published in The Telegraph on November 23, the author, Laura Donnelly claims, “Social websites has also been shown to delay the growth of interpersonal skills in teens. This can result later difficulty I in creating and maintaining real relationships.”(Donnelly 4) Laura is informing the public that isolation can affect teen’s soci... ... middle of paper ... ...hat there is a direct Relationship between the frequency of cyberbullying and negative psychosocial characteristics and behavior problems.”(Mathew 3) Clearly, Mathew states that many teens are getting bullied Mathew also explains, “Cyberbullies exploit this need the children have to go on the internet. They use it to their advantage to torment their victims. The bullies can sit at home and leave messages on any of the hundreds of social media sites kids frequently use.” (Mathew 3)Cyberbullies take advantage of kids and can bully them through any site. Therefore, many teens are faced with cyberbullies.
Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and other social networking sites may be an angle sent from above to teenage students who are trying to keep in touch, but what are the negative effects of social media sites on teenagers. Teenagers of this day and age have constant access to social media sites through the modern day convenience Smartphones, Tablets, and wireless internet connections. However, with any positive effects there are always negative effects. Cyber bullying, influences on the teenagers’ sex choices, and the influences on the teenagers’ to smoke, are the three main negative effects of social media sites. This research was conducted to shed light on these negative effects.