The Internet is the most powerful tool in the world. It has revolutionized almost all the spheres of life by transforming the social, academic, communication and economic interactions. The use of the internet is shared by people of all age groups in the society from young to old. The most frequent users of the internet are the school and college students, who come under the age group of 20. They are more influenced towards internet due to the use of social networking sites like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter etc. |
Although the social networking sites are restricted to age, there are millions of users who are highly influenced and have joined them. There is no doubt that these social networking sites are beneficial, but the excess of everything is bad. Because the overuse of these social networking sites are making people addicted, especially the school going kids. As a result, students are getting distracted from their school or college activities which eventually hamper their studies.
According to a recent research, there are about twenty to thirty million active kids on the internet these days, which shows that the Internet has become an indispensable part of their life. The introduction of internet in the lives of kids has changed the way of their communication. In the earlier time, kids used to hang out with friends and like to play outdoor games frequently. But nowadays kids are involved in email, chatting, playing online games and other social media stuff. This has lead to a sharp decrease in traditional methods of communications like face to face interactions, which is hampering the relationships with their friends and families. In any kind of gathering, kids are often seen busy with their smartphones or laptops with internet, which has decreased their face to face interaction.
Under the influence of the internet, children are affected psychologically. The use of the internet can expose the kids to both good and bad information. Although there are age restrictions in the sites; they are able to access highly violent video games and other dangerous programs. Kids are very sensitive and access to such materials can lead to aggressive behaviors, involvement in the worst crimes like robbery, murder, and bullying. The constant use of the internet can also affect the kids mentally. As with the constant use of social networking sites the kids will have lots of friends virtually; leading them with the feeling of loneliness and depression due to emotional connections. Excess internet surfing can also cause sleep disorders or irregular sleeping patterns due to the flashy images or the onset of synchronous neuronal activity in the brain.
Author Bio: The internet is impacting the life of students from an early age. Its influence leads to poor academic performance by kids. House Tutor, a leading Tuition Agency in Singapore provides students quality coaching to cope with their studies.
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