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Teens aren't addicted to the Internet - Dont fall for the stereotype.

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Transfer-Encoding: chunked Teens aren't Addicted to the Internet - Don?t fall for the stereotype. Is it true that children have been abandoned to the internet? The recent article discussing the addiction young people have on the internet has raised important concerns about children welfare online. It is understandable why adults feel this way towards young people; we cannot blame the youth for becoming dependent on the internet, since we have grown up with the technology and have become digital native, so it?s part of our life. Beeban Kidron?s claiming that ?young people are addicted to a virtual world? shows the ignorance the author has on the topic. Yes, there may be a handful of children showing symptoms of addiction, but the author has failed to acknowledge that not all children spend countless amount of time on the internet. Many young people can use their mobile phones and play video games a few hours a week, successfully balancing school, friends, and family obligations. ...read more.


The author?s stereotypical claim made about teenage boys is derogatory because they would be more likely to be watching television than be coped in their bedrooms watching porn. According to a survey carried out by Panasonic, British people spend nearly twice as much time watching television as they do on browsing the internet. The average person spends about 2.5 hours watching television per day, while they spend an average of 75 minutes on browsing through the internet. How can they be watching porn if they?re watching television? It?s a known fact that teenagers are seen as exemplary consumers, which is a mocking reference to people who shop all the time. This means that teenagers are ?hijacked by commercial values,? this gives teenagers the idea that everything is only valued if money is involved, human values get forgotten and encourages them into debt by buying the latest technology or attire. ...read more.


The internet has provided more ways to connect over long distances, it has also shaped new habits to interact with people in real life. Those used to the traditional routines for learning and correspondence are the ones who like to complain about our generation's apparent lack of care on the internet. We've all heard the cries of despair focused around people's reliance on technology and social media to communicate with their friends and family, usually the yelling comes from the older generation. We are criticised for using technology, but have to become accustomed to the digital world to succeed in reality. Perhaps it is naive for me to say, but I believe that the internet is a brilliant tool to inform, educate and entertain the general public. To put it plainly, the internet won't destroy our generation, on the grounds that it will make us the most learned, linked, and diverse one yet. ...read more.

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