Internet in Young Generation
The Internet has given the human race an unlimited amount of knowledge with a few clicks of a mouse. It is one of the wonderful inventions of mankind. Internet has penetrated through our young generation. In fact, 90% of American teenagers use the internet -Yahoo and Asian teenagers use the- Google. From online shopping, driving directions, to news articles, sports statistics,school, college projects, and the list is endless. With very little effort, unlimited amount of information is accessible about anyone or anything. Without ever leaving the comfort of your home, you can collect concert tickets, pay bills, chat with a vey unknown person that too without speaking a word. Social networking sites such as MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter allow access to anyone at anytime throughout the world. 22% of teenagers sign in more than ten times a day into their favourite social networks, and 73% of teenagers are on facebook.
Video sites for instance, YouTube allow one to watch an embarrassing moment happened just moments ago to someone you do not even know. The internet is being constantly used in our daily life and has been a part of an advance society. It has changed our fast world into an even faster one.The younger generation has grown up with the internet and uses it in every aspect of life. Twenty years ago most people would not have imagined the information that is available to us today. The internet has got both, positive and negative impact on the social skills and psychological well-being of today’s youth. To educate and control our children’s use of what the internet has offer is very important. Internet has also got a very control on our young minds by having free software for the computer children, free music for the music lovers; all one has to do is just download and there you go.
“Learning by doing”, everybody knows this phrase and it’s still an essential part concerning the internet. The internet is providing the world a chance to learn, communicate, and share knowledge in a revolutionary way. It has broadened our academic resources and has proven to have made this generation smarter and more knowledgeable. Along with positive aspects internet has got negative aspects as well. For some of those who use the Internet very often, it presents adangerous path. While it is unclear if Internet use causes problems in these peoples’ lives or ifthey simply the Internet like anything else to escape their problems, many studies have suggested that such use can lead to unhealthily obsessivebehaviour.Teenagers who suffer from internet addiction absentmindedly put off more essential works to go online.
The exposure to malicious and uncensored content online has perverted teenagers and has caused them to be more aggressive and violent resulting in increase in the rate of crimes committed by young peoples. Some teenagers learn to hack profiles on social networks just for fun and cause damage to the concerned person in many ways.Not only this, it can also have negative effects on local communities if young people are spending most of their time communicating online and not mixing in their neighbourhoods, and possibly lead to feelings of isolation for those individuals who do not have a ‘real’ person to turn to in times of need.
Thus, it is strongly believed that the internet has undoubtedly been beneficial, but there are good reasons to be concerned about social interaction in our societies. It is therefore important that we maintain a balance between our online life and our contact with real human beings.