Teens and the Internet

In: Business and Management

Submitted By Sharon1960
Words 259
Pages 2
Teens and the Internet

The internet highway has become the main source of information for many people. It also has become a form of communication for young adults and teenagers due to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. I personally know several young people who spend a great deal of time on these sites. I also believe this can lead to obsessive and addictive behavior if there is no balance. Most of the teens I know have very active social lives. I think these sites are only used as a form of communication or a way of expressing their thoughts and feelings. On the other hand, these sites can be detrimental in that they may lead to cyber bullying and arguments which sometimes lead to violence. For some, socializing via the internet provides an escape from being bored. For teens, social networking sites are the best way to communicate in today’s busy lifestyle. For those that don’t yet have their driving license, it is the best way to keep in contact with friends without actually meeting face to face. If teens have an active life and the internet use does not replace school, sports and regular social outings, it is okay. The internet is a great tool in education. If used wisely its resources are invaluable. But, like anything else it needs to be monitored by parents to make sure this tool is used the right way to prevent children from becoming preyed upon and to prevent this tool like television from becoming an electronic…...

Similar Documents

Teen Icon

...problem for today’s teenagers, especially with the aid of social networking sites, such as, Facebook and Twitter. However, cyber bullying exceeds the boundaries of the internet and also includes cell phones and other electronic devices. These digital devices are transforming the “traditional bully” into a new wave of modern online cyber bullies. Seventy-five percent of adolescents, between the ages of twelve and seventeen, own a cell phone. Cell phones are an easy way for anyone to access any online website, which can be opened at almost any location. The internet gives teenagers the opportunity to confront, harass, and humiliate someone, while hiding behind a computer screen or electronic device. This online technique gives adolescent bullies the chance to have arguments/conversations that they wouldn’t normally say to someone in person. The internet provides the opportunity to do this activity anonymously, with fake online accounts and usernames, which instills a new kind of distress into the victim from the masked perpetrator. Teens will often provoke online arguments with one another on social media sites for the sake of amusement or attention, while the rest of the online world is reading and watching. These hurtful words can seem comical to one person, but have the potential to emotionally upset the other teen. Studies have shown that cyber-bullied victims reported having suicidal thoughts and who ended up taking their own lives. This is a serious issue that is......

Words: 346 - Pages: 2

Teen Suicide

...Teen Suicide Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation Teen Suicide Teen suicide is one of the most serious problems that exist in the modern world. In particular, it is one of the most important issues to be addressed in the United States of America in order to support social wealth of the nation, promote its development, and contribute to the well-being of each separate community. According to the statistics, the number of teenage suicide has doubled within the last twenty years. Today, 30 per cent of people aged 14-24 are believed to have suicidal thoughts; 6 per cent of males and 10 per cent of females take suicidal actions. Approximately 90 per cent of teenage suicides are committed by people who have some psychological disorders, and only 10 per cent of those who try to commit suicide are mentally healthy. Nevertheless, in most cases, teenagers try to commit suicide in order to attract attention of adults. Also, there are teenagers who try to kill themselves because of some physical or psychological trauma. However, regardless of the reason behind such attempts, it is necessary to address the issue and prevent any further suicidal actions. First of all, the number of teen suicides should be reduced to the minimum because friends of teenagers who commit suicide are likely to follow their actions. Since the majority of suicide attempts are made in order to attract attention of others and this method works regardless of the......

Words: 1466 - Pages: 6

Teen and Technology

...Teens and Technology: Teen girls can be adversely affected through their use of cell phones and social media Ruth Gilbert Teens and Technology: Teen girls can be adversely affected through their use of cell phones and social media The use of cell phones and social media websites can cause serious problems for teen girls such as cyber bullying and sexting. The anonymity of this technology has made it easier for girls to participate in cyber bullying and sexting. Cyber bullying is very hard to stop since the anonymity of social media and texting makes it very hard to identify the bullies. Girls are also finding it easy to send sexual images and messages to boys using their cell phones, iPods or computers. What they fail to realize is that these messages can be easily shared with many people, and then the girls are humiliated. There have even been occasions where girls have ended their lives because they were so harassed they couldn’t see any other solution. This paper details how girls are finding their social identities through the use of technology and how cyber bullying and sexting can hurt them. A teenage girl gets into some trouble and her punishment is she is not allowed to go to an event with her friends. The mother thinks she is doing her job and punishing her daughter; unfortunately keeping the daughter home isn’t enough. The mother happens to walk by her daughter’s room later that night and sees a weird glow coming from her......

Words: 1672 - Pages: 7

Teens and Drugs

...Teens and Drugs Robert Lorenz COM/156 May 13, 2012 Patrick Misiti Teens and Drugs At the age of 12 I picked up a gun and shot and killed my sister’s best friend. I chose many things to try to cover up this pain that was created. I was building a wall around me as I was moving into my teenage years. At this time in my life my mother thought I should start learning about responsibilities, without thinking about what I had just went through. She wanted me to try to keep my brother and sister from doing things that they should not do. With all this placed on my shoulders, my teenage years flew by so fast; I had no time to figure out who I was. In today’s society we all live in a fast pass world, including our children. With this in mind it takes both parents to work to get all the bills paid on time and be able to save for retirement. What this has created is teenagers are held responsible for their younger siblings and left home alone. With this much responsibility, teenagers are growing up to fast and have too much freedom. With this freedom come more problems. Teenagers today are finding ways to deal with these problems and escape from the responsibilities placed on their shoulders. Young people are looking for anything to escape the reality of these responsibilities. Even though street drug use is down, drugs are easy for children and teenagers to get even from their own home. With the problems that teens face today, such as maintaining grades, finals,......

Words: 1532 - Pages: 7

Hispanic Teens

...Consumer Behavior BCB7094 Hispanic Teens: The New Bicultural Youth Prepared By: FATIMA AL-QADHIBI - 1121200083 Graduate School of Management Session: June 2013 LECTURER : DR. MUHAMMAD SABBIR RAHMAN Hispanic Teens: The New Bicultural Youth Summary Hispanic teens constitute about 20 per cent of all teenagers, and they are very important to marketers. The Hispanic teens represent $20 billion in spending power, and this is growing by 62 per cent through 2020, which make it the faster than other teen’s market. And more important, these teens are joined black teenagers as fashion and style leaders for the over all teens market. Hispanic teens are often different from their parents, who feel that they are under pressure to blend in and be an American, but their teens don’t. The trend for Hispanic is to be bicultural, this is by adding second culture, not replacing their first culture. To do so requires a balancing act, and how they divide between inside and outside the home. This is challenging given the importance of family. The balancing proses leading to biculturalism seems to be working as expert describes “ I’m always amazed by the Hispanic teens. They are speaking Spanish at home, both with friends, English for college and Internet, but they are very much into Hispanic culture even when they are born in US. It is not about being bilingual, it is about being bicultural. They are engrossed in the American culture, and also they are very proud of......

Words: 1062 - Pages: 5

Teen Suicide

...Jonathan Russell Comp 1112-06 Dr. Washington Research Paper Teen Suicide What possible circumstances could ever lead a teen or college student to the point where they want to end their own life? In the year 2004 it is estimated that roughly 1,600 teens between the ages of fifteen and nineteen will end their own lives (Hosansky). In the same study, it is also stated one in every five high school students consider killing themselves. It is sad to think anything could push these young people to that point. What causes them to do such a thing? Is it pressure from parents, bullying, experimenting with alcohol, or something as simple as feeling alone? Teens today have pressure coming from everywhere, whether it be from parents, coaches, or even peer pressure from friends. There is not one leading cause to teen suicide, but the pressure put on teens is one major component. Teens feel like they cannot handle the pressures of everyday life and when something goes wrong they turn to the “easy way out” and end their lives. It is sad to think they feel that death is the only way out. One way that teens in fact feel pressure is from people they consider their friends. Today it is so easy for teens to communicate without actually seeing one another face to face. Due to ease that technology presents, it is for teens to talk without actually seeing each other; cyber bullying has become more and more of a problem. In a story written by a young boy’s parents, they......

Words: 1755 - Pages: 8

Internet

...Internet What started off to be a useful and friendly way to get connected with people around the world is turning into a major problem. The Internet caused many issues in today’s society in the last decade or so. With the advancement of technology, these issues are increasing significantly. Since the Internet was introduced, people are less likely to engage in leisure activities outside and rather stay inside, in front of their computer, where some might call it “internet addiction”. The article we have chosen is called “Don’t be a virtual ass, rush out this second and get a life” (Lunn, 2008). The article talks about a British couple, David and Amy Pollard, who got divorced because David “cheated” on Amy on Second Life, a virtual world on the Internet. Amy discovered that David had been paying virtual prostitute for virtual pleasures for his character, where Amy called it “unreasonable behaviour” and the “ultimate betrayal”, however David claimed he did nothing wrong. It is hard to determine who is right and who is wrong. According to Lunn (2008), he thinks that Amy might have been overreacted because a virtual world is just like an imagination, where it will never come true. Lunn (2008) also questioned what is considered “appropriate” or “inappropriate” in terms of Internet usage and is there a “line” between reality and virtual life? Since Amy spends as much time on the Internet as David, it might seemed to her that their virtual life is as important as their......

Words: 777 - Pages: 4

Teen

...pregnant at least once before the age of 20.” () Most teens get pregnant because they want to know what it feels like to raise a child or because they see others with children and they find them cute and want them to themselves. Others get pregnant because they don’t know about the different ways of contraception and ways to stay safe. Many girls struggle with teen pregnancy because of their low confidence and self-worth. They feel that they are ugly and no guy would show them attention unless they give them what they want. In our society today Teenage Pregnancy affects both females and males in several ways. The issue of teenage pregnancy started to interest me when used to go to Pennsylvania with my friend a great percentage of the females there were actually pregnant and I didn’t really understand why. I wasn’t really sure how big or how serious teen pregnancy is, but with little knowledge and a tremendous amount of curiosity, I wanted teen pregnancy to be my topic. Scope Teen pregnancy is a continuously increasing problem in the United States today. The United States has the highest birth rates compared to places like Canada. In the United States, the 18-19 year old age group has the highest rate of teen pregnancy (“Teen” 1). Adolescents who are having sex without protection are those who are more likely to get pregnant. Teens who get pregnant have a greater chance of not completing high school or college (“Teen” 1). Those moms are usually the ones that end up......

Words: 344 - Pages: 2

Teen Suicide

...head: TEEN SUICIDE IS AN EPIDEMIC Teen Suicide October 20, 2012 Introduction Every year, thousands of youth die in the Unites States and one million worldwide. Not from cancer or motor vehicle accidents by their own hand. For whatever reason they make that choice that they no longer want to live, and they take their own life. According to statistic, suicide has been known to be the third leading cause of death for young persons between the age of fifteen to twenty-four years; and it is the eleventh cause of death for persons of all ages in the United States. Many people think these are remote incidents, but they are not. Teen suicide is an epidemic that keeps on growing on daily basis. According to the estimate by the center for disease and prevention, annually, over five hundred thousand teenagers from age 15 to 24 will attempt to kill themselves and about five thousand of these teenagers succeeded (National Institute of Mental Health, 2002). Theses estimate indicated that the number of teenagers that committed suicide (five thousand) is synonymous to the number of people whom the cause of death was cancer or homicide. The number of teenagers, who committed suicide over the years, has outnumbered the number of teenagers who were killed by homicides by at least ratio three to two. That is ridiculous! To some people it sound unbelievable but as we continue to read various articles and continue to expose these occurrences on the internet and......

Words: 2006 - Pages: 9

Bad Effects of the Internet on Teens

...study that highlights the impact of the Internet on teenage communication. The study, based on responses from students at an Illinois high school, found that some teens might attempt to use the Internet as a way to escape from the real world or avoid personal contact. As a result, the more time they spent using the Internet, the less likely was their desire to see and talk to with family members and friends. Cyberbullying Teens sometimes use the Internet to bully other teens. Sometimes it starts with insulting someone or sharing personal information about another teen on social networking sites in an attempt to embarrass them. It can escalate to stalking and physical violence. A 2010 ABC news report, "Mean Girls: Cyberbullying Blamed for Teen Suicides," called attention to cyberbullying, which means using social media sites and email to harass and ridicule others. The report says that this type of harassment has been responsible for teen suicides. Time and Risks When teens spend many hours per day using the Internet, they reduce the time they have to spend with family and on school work and physical activities. In addition, according to an article written by Kate Fogarty, assistant professor with the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences at the University of Florida, a teen who goes online for two or more hours, three or more times a week, faces a higher risk of falling prey to online sexual exploitation. Online Predators Teens are often exposed to......

Words: 344 - Pages: 2

Teen Pregnancy

...  Teen Pregnancy Is A Social Issue There is no doubt that teen pregnancy is a growing problem within the United States. Teen pregnancy will have a big impact on both the parents, child, education, welfare, employment and social service, also the society as a whole. The United States has the highest rate than any other country where teen pregnancy is an issue. There are many factors that comes into play when teenagers considering having children. Many teens who get pregnant without considering the consequences that they will have to face Although pregnancy is an emotional challenge for teenage girls, but it is a social problem that is affecting various things. Some individuals understand that this is a concern to the teenagers, but not everyone understand the consequences that our society have to face. 85 percent of teen is sexual active around the age 15 and 19. Throughout this paper I will be discussing why teenage pregnancy is a social problem and the various problems and consequences it have on our society. First the teenage mothers, the baby and on to the new parents. Dramatic changes need to be made before it destroy our society. The youth need to be educated more about unprotected sex and the consequences that comes along with it. There are several reasons why teen pregnancy occur. Majority of the time teen pregnancy occur because of peer pressure. Teen pregnancy is a natural drive to conform. “The main reason that peer pressure is so easily driven......

Words: 1724 - Pages: 7

The Internet

...The Impact of the Internet Have you ever wondered how the internet has evolved, where it’s headed, and how it’s affected the world we live in? The truth is it has transformed drastically over time. It has reformed the way we communicate, how we receive our education, and not to mention how health careers have improved because of it. Initially, the internet has changed how we as societies communicate, interact, live, work and play. The internet is used virtually by everyone who has access to a computer. It has changed how fast information gets from place to place, like emailing and chatting with one another. Once someone emails or sends an IM to an legit email it is received instantly. Social media is a big part of everyone’s life, from young to old. We have also been introduced to web cams. With web cams and the internet we can actually communicate and see the person we’re talking to. People can use Skype or ooVoo to see someone who is 200,000 miles across the world. The internet is now taking the place of mail, magazines, and newspapers. Overall the internet has become essential to almost everyone’s daily life. Furthermore, the Internet has impacted and will continue to impact education and health related fields. The invention of iPods, smartphones, tablets, iPads, and e-readers, has made it easier and convenient for students. Students can now buy books offline, and look up information very quickly, all at their fingertips. School systems are also putting iPads and......

Words: 835 - Pages: 4

Teen Pregnancy

...Government Levels and Teen Pregnancy HCS/457 » Public and Community Health 1/19/2015 Dr. Sandra Boyd Government Levels and Teen Pregnancy Teen pregnancy is one of the nation’s leading problems. With public health and community health so closely related, this issue can be found everywhere. Unfortunately, since this is a widespread topic, articles and opinions are valued from the national, state, and local governmental levels. The concerns or thoughts of the different stages of the government can be found in magazines, social media or the internet. Different websites from the diverse levels of government show varied findings but the same content of concern. Public Health VS Community Health “Public health protects the health of everyone, and community health protects the health of everyone in a particular community (Montero, 2010).” In my opinion, community health is interrelated with public health. Public health looks at everyone from all over and becomes concerned with things that may affect people at a whole. Community health mostly involves doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals that modify interventions to a particular community's needs. Since these workers are mostly connected locally, they are more familiar with the Public health of everyone in a particular community. Public Health promotes preventive programs geared to population health. This also plans, organizes, and evaluates health services and policies to deal......

Words: 1034 - Pages: 5

Teens

...acquired infections and sexually transmitted disease that can often go untreated. Unfortunately, STDs have become common among teens. Due to the fact that more and more teens are at a higher risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease it is important that they know about some of the different types of sexually transmitted disease and how to protect themselves. Sexually transmitted diseases (also known as STDs and once called venereal diseases or VD) are infectious disease that spread from person to person through intimate contact (Berman & Hein, 1999). STDs can affect guys and girls of all ages and backgrounds who are having sex regards of skin color or if they’re rich or poor. Most teens associated STDs as an embarrassment and something that will not happen to them. However STDs are more than just an embarrassment. They’re a serious health problem that if left untreated, can cause permanent damage, such as infertility and even death in some cases. One reason that STDs are spreading so rapidly among teens is they tend to think that they need to have sexual intercourse to become infected, which is simply WRONG! Teen need to be aware that they can get some STDs, like herpes or genital warts, simply through skin-to-skin contact with an infected area or sore of a person who is current infected with a STD. Another myth that most teens believe is that they can’t contract sexually transmitted disease if they have oral or anal sex. That is also WRONG, because......

Words: 3657 - Pages: 15

Teens

...conflict among you and your parent. That is why I hate seeing so many young ladies getting pregnant at an early age. When many of them had a bright future right within your grasps. I feel todays society has belittled this issue by accepting it as something of the norm. Young ladies today are put under allot of Pressure and they also feel the need to be accepted by their peers. They will go as far as to alter who they are for acceptance. As a teens they do not understand that what they do to day can hurt them tomorrow. So most of them do not feel the need for abstinence. So simply telling teens to refrain from having sex does not work. To reduce the number of teen pregnancies teens have to learn about both the risks of sexual conduct along with how to protect themselves if they decide to have sex. Teens need to know the consequences of teen pregnancy because if they know all of the consequences that may come from having sex. They will have a better understanding of why they should stay abstinent. When more teen are practicing abstinence number of teen pregnancyes in the U.S. will decrease....

Words: 264 - Pages: 2

Do Not Fight | MagaThePanda | 10 x Ink Original Strong Snus - Chewing Bags Kautabak 1 x Stange Tabak