The Negative Effects Of The Internet And The Internet

Even though the Internet is very useful, it does have some negative connotations. Virtually everything is online, for example online shopping, online gaming, online classes, online dating, and even online weddings. It seems as though people depend on the Internet too much. It has truly changed the way that we live our lives. It has made people physically inactive and lazy. Personally, as a kid I would play soccer outside in a field with friends, however kids rather play soccer online these days. “ Among the most popular questions addressed in online communication research is the extent to which Internet use leads to undesirable psychosocial outcomes such as depression and loneliness” ( Internet has become like a drug for the community. Many people are addicted to it and have forgotten how to live their lives. Before, people would stress about real life problems and now people stress about problems like; why someone is ignoring on Facebook or not liking their posts. This is now considered a serious problem to those on these sites. I, however, believe that this is not a real problem. 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. It is horrible to see that little kids use phones and Ipads. Phones and Ipads are simply distraction. Personally, when I was a little kid I had to sit down and do my homework and read the books that the teacher gave us to read. I did not have Internet so I was forced to actually read the book assigned. I had to write about the book, what I read and wh...

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...ases the risk of cancer, brain tumors, autism, diabetes, chronic fatigue, hay fever and depression"(Silverstone). People are more worried about their cyber life then their own life and health. Sitting in front of a computer for a long time is bad for your eyes and your brain gets tired. Talking on the phone for to long may cause cancer.
People are addicted to the technology for various reasons. It is a way to distract them and make us feel co-dependent to it. We truly cannot imagine living our life without technology. We need it at home, at work, everywhere we go. The World runs on technology, without it the world would not have developed as much as today and we would still be living in a Stone Age life. There is no control over media. The causes and effects of the technology can be both positive and negative depending on how we understand the content of it to be.
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