Teens and the Internet

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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…...

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