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.
Therefore, social networking sites are bad for our society. Social Networking sites lead to decreased grades. As high school students we are presented with plethora distractions: talking, texting, eating, and watching television but none compare to the immense impact of social networks. Our brains are almost programmed to be able Bushnaq 2 to sit on for hours scrolling simultaneously through feeds and not get bored. Bsecure states that teachers consider that social networking sites a... ... middle of paper ... ... Jarvis, Tim.
In addition, as they spent every night of the week on computer, consequently, they get fail from the school. On the other hands, people who have trouble with their social life not only can they get worse but also can lead to seriousness psychological problems. As they more likely to meet their needs for companionship form the Internet the more they become escape from the reality and become personality disorder. It has met from the article “Internet addiction: genuine diagnosis or not?
Internet addiction should be reported in the Diagnostic and statistic manual of mental disorder (DSM). It is a huge problem, he also says that internet is like narcotic drugs and very addicting. He states that if ones use Google for few minutes only it leads us to spend more than a few minutes on the internet and it turns in to spending hours. Beato refers that University of Maryland did a group study for 24 hour and all the students went crazy without their phones and iPods, one girl admitted that she is an addict. The students were anxious and miserable.
The internet has impacted people’s lives and how they perform in the real world. Most people today are not learning effectively because they spend too much time on the internet which is making them less intelligent. The internet is a worldwide thing that affects everyone. Because of the internet people can talk to anyone around the world. The internet
One problem with the Internet is young people are losing their social skills. In “What Adolescents Miss When We Let Them Grow up in Cyberspace”, the author Staples explains, “Net can actually isolate the younger, socially connected people who unwittingly allow time online to replace face-to-face- interactions with their families and friends” (59). The younger teens and children are all focused on Facebook, and Twitter, and they don’t come visit or don’t have time to stay with, their grandparents or their other relatives. Staples specified that because of individual Internet use, web shopping, checking email, and web surfing, contact with their relatives had dropped by as much as half at their home. The presence of technology has left a large
Young people spend too much time on the internet that it is affecting their education. It is keeping them from staying focus on their education. According to Nicholas Carr in the article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” he states that “the more they [ Carr’s friends] use the web, the more they have to fight to stay focused on long pieces of writing.” As people are using the internet it is getting more difficult for them to concentrate while reading. After the first pages they start losing focus on what they are reading and drift away getting distracted by social media (Carr 1). For many people it is getting harder every day to concentrate.
College Student Development Emerging adulthood is a period of the life span between adolescence and full-fledged adulthood, and college students are one of the particular groups that are experiencing the emerging adulthood. The students’ possessiveness is still not as high as mature adults’, so they cannot make a correct judgment on every situation. Since the internet spreads all around the world, more and more people, especially college students, use internet regardless of the day. However, the internet is like a double-edged sword, and it also brings negative effects. Indeed, the Internet causes students to spend less time in study and physical communication, and it also harms students physical and mental health, too.
Those born into this digital dependency are at a high risk for cognitive impairment. Nicholas Carr, the author of the article, Does the Internet make you more Dumber? which was published in the Wall Street Journal, writes that those who spend more time on the internet compared to those who didn’t comprehended less and lacked focus, appearing to be very distracted and having a hard time concentrating on trivial problems. This occurrence is caused by the information overload the internet presents and causes users to become scatterbrained instead of staying focus (Nicholas Carr). An experiment was conducted at Standford University’s Communication Between Humans and Interactive Media Lab, where a group of researchers gave multiple cognitive tests to 49 people who were heavy media multitaskers and to 53 people who were media multitaskers.
The reality of people today is whatever is on the net. The real world is nonexistent and would put most of these people into shock. Internet has changed the way people think and act. Instead of books, kids are given ipads at school to study. Life style has changed a lot because of the Internet.