The Internet: Excessive Use Of The Internet

argumentative Essay
932 words
932 words

For the past decade or two, Internet is a channel that promotes an access to information and communication in the global world. It is one of the most powerful tool. Now-a-days, an access to the internet has become easier than ever, whether we are using a computer, phone or tablets. There is no doubt that people are spending more and more time online. Because many people use the internet for their career and education, it is hard to differentiate between the normal usage and excessive usage of the internet. We all use web at a normal level, but when it becomes compulsory for survival it becomes an addiction.
Non-excessive usage does not damage to an individual, but overuse of the internet can ruin an individual 's life. According to a case …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the internet is a channel that promotes an access to information and communication in the global world.
  • Analyzes how overuse of the internet can ruin an individual's life. a forty-nine-year-old civil servant was a victim of internet addiction.
  • Explains that most internet users do not become addicted. however, carlton erickson suggests the term "compulsive internet users" to define internet addicts.
  • Explains that excessive use of the internet can have a negative impact on cognitive development, social and personal life, and physical and mental health.
  • Recommends that parents limit the amount of time they spend on computers and encourage children to play outside in the community. for adults, it might be easy to get over from the addiction because there are many things to do in everyday life.
  • Concludes that making sure that internet addicts follow strict rules can lower the unnecessary usage of the web. addicted people should stay focused on the fact that the internet is just the tool that gives the necessary information.

One consequence of overuse of internet could be failure to think critically. Some students use the internet to research for their school assignments and papers. They use it to improve their grades in schools and colleges. This could have a negative effect on their brain, they can lose their ability to think wisely and critically which would result in lack of knowledge and understanding. Second, Internet addicted people hardly talk to their families because most of the time they are either on the phone or on the computer. These people avoid going out for dinner or party with family or friends. They often neglect their personal relationships and love to spend time living alone. This can cause damage to their personal and social lives. Some people can lose their jobs because of the unprofessionalism. Excessive use may result in loss of sense of time, organization and poor performance at work. Major life events such as break ups and divorce could happen. In addition, internet addiction can cause physical health problems. Because they sit most of the time on computers, they might develop weak eyes, back pain and sleep disturbance. They become lazy and avoid exercises which lead to disorders such as obesity. At last, psychological health problems such as anxiety and depression may occur when a person is separated from his/her computer or when the internet speed is low and the computer gets

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