Internet was found by United States of America in 1960s. The first usage was to communicate easily between military camps (Walt, 2009 para.1).
In the mid of 1990s, companies such as AOL, Prodigy, CompuServe had an opportunity for the open sources of internet to serve people a new world and after that the name of internet replaced by World Wide Web. A new world had improved quickly because of the internet providers. In today’s world, there is a wide usage of the internet. After the computers have improved by engineers and reducing their costs created an opportunity to everyone buy their personal computers. This improved brought us to enter WWW world and make our life easier in many areas (Walt, 2009 para.18-20-21).
Although internet make our life easier, there are also harmful effects. Teenagers who integrate internet in their life have advantages and disadvantages, it is depend on their usage.
Firstly, internet is a wide area network, because of this, it can keep all information. This information are beneficial for the teenagers who are going to school. According to Oak (2008), efficent and organized storage of information has been served by the internet well. The best information sources of the internet are search engines. Just writing a simple query, you can find thousands of search results. Moreover, thanks to the system of search engines, most revelant results are given to you on priority. All information is one click away. Also the internet provide to access online libraries. In Priddy (2007)’s opinion, online libraries good for teenagers because they conveniance and user friendly. Besides, they have good features such as highlight feature, citation feature, bibliography feature, bookshelf feature, project feature. Except from these features, many universities and schools have already online resources for student use. Teenagers just have to focus on their homeworks. They can find trustable resources via online libraries and they can get high grades for their homeworks.
Gone are the days, when you had to wait for days or even hours to learn about news of some distant place an event taking place in one part of the world can be heard easily in the other. Perhaps, synchronization of such magnitude has really close-knitted this world together so much that it appears as a real single universal community comprising of different people. Thanks to technological ...
Secondly, teenagers can benefit from fast communication via internet. According to Nomura (1998), teenagers can get the newest news on the web anytime and anywhere. Sometimes, teachers could not uptade theirselves. Unlike the internet, if internet used for efficiently by teenagers, they can correct their teachers about some information who told by their teacher. That was not possible a decade ago. (Actually, it is possible because the article was published in 1998, as you see.) Moreover, communication on the internet provide instant message services. The writer of article (Rumiko Nomura) explained by using example. Imagine you are foreign in some country. You can not speak their own language. None of your friends, who is same nation as you are, living next to you. You will be nervous because you can not follow news and you can not call your parents. All you need is internet account which is taken from website providers communication service. You can chat with your friends and your family at low price or even free. Suppose that all your friends and your family are offline. In this website, you can select your nation and get help other people.
All these beneficial usage is good for teenagers. However, there are also harmful effects of the internet. One of them is excessive freedom. According to Otter (2006), teenagers have more freedom because of this they attracted more easily in a simulated environment than in real life. In real life, teenagers must achieve hard missions such as getting an well education, working a well-paid job and starting a family but in a simulated environment play game and save the world. Moreover, teenagers becoming a violent people while they are playing some online crime games. In Otter(2006)’s opinion, online games allow a person to be someone completely different. For instance, when some teenagers who play online crime games die or fail in some mission, they can start over again. Low risks and high rewards were interested by teenagers and by mixing virtual and real life, teenagers tend to be violent person. Other subject is harmful information. According to Roddel (2009), teenagers can get harmful information via internet. If they check their spam mails or junk mails, they can see a lot of advertisement about tobacco and drugs. Also by using chat rooms, social networking communities or any other interactive way to communicate directly
Today people can enjoy many kinds of amusements which include playing sports, shopping, going camping or playing online games. Online games are now liked by most of the people and are now growing fast in part of the internet based industries. Many people can play these online games together in a network. With the expansion of the World Wide Web, these games have become one of the best ways of ...
each other, teenagers can find theirselves in online drug and tobacco shop and these shops can be very convicing and tempting because of their sale prices and site design. Another concern is internet advertise overstatement sex life. According to DeAngelis (2007), teenagers can find pornography just writing on google ”sex”. Search results can be changed teenagers’ sexual attitudes and behavior in a bad way of course.
Secondly, Internet’s excessive convenient causes some physical and mental diseases on teenagers. According to Lander (2007), teenagers play online computer games and due to inactivity for several hours in a day provides obesity and spine problem. In recent US report F shows that 45 percent of Americans aged between 12 and 17 used a computer for two or more hours everyday. Moreover, the research results show that in 45 percent of teenagers in America dominated by overweight children as the highest percentage . Also they had spine problems. Not only excessive convenient causes obesity and spine problems on teenagers but also it causes laziness and non-social life. According to Otter (2006), internet has an unlimited amount of information and services. Because of this, teenagers can easily ignore real life in world. They can chatting, gaming shopping and much more via internet. For example, they can do their homework instead of wasting time going to the library by googling their article title’s. It is good but it causes laziness. Also this action cuts the social life of some teenagers.
No Net In Room Information. We all need it to carry on with life. Imagine living without having any idea as to what is going on in the rest of the world. Would you be able to write a report if you could not conduct research as you normally do? What would you do if you were no longer able to communicate with your close friends and family? This is what it has been like for many residents of Bowman ...
To sum up, effects of internet usage on teenagers depend on their action. It can be used for good purposes or bad purposes. To prevent usage for bad purposes, parents should protect their children. While children online, parents should be with them and teach how
to use internet effectively. Furthermore, parents must aware that actually, internet’s danger as same as real life danger.