Internet's Negative Effect on Today's Society Essay

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It is so obviously clear that technology is taking over and running our life. Technology is everywhere and is having massive negative effects on our social wellbeing in today’s society. Basic essential skills now being googled as this knowledge is now untaught or forgotten leaving us terribly deficient in basic survival skills. Social media now also gaining thousands of new users to impress and socialize every second online with instead of having face to face conversations with someone in real life. Bullying and trolling also now on the rise with ability to appear as anonymous and face no consequences, with new technology being more and more part of actual living instead of being just a desired object.
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with internet addiction on the rise and more and more new technologies to keep up to-date with every year the amount of time spent on internet alone increase dramatically. There was an article posted in the new York times about how much time people spent online which said ''Americans between the ages of 8 to 18 spend on average 7 and half hours a day using technology like smart-phones to mp3 plays to computers'' The telegraph also has an article on this saying ‘’Researchers found nearly four in five students had significant mental and physical distress, panic, confusion and extreme isolation when forced to unplug from technology for an entire day the article expands further on this and tells that many of the students that took part used the same vocabulary to describe their emotions after the study took place, some of these words being ‘’dependent, depressed, fretful and confused’’ this study was carried out over 10 different countries like Britain, China and the USA. This clearly tells us that we have become far too dependent on these pieces of technology and cannot go without them for more than a minute; it is like they control our life.
Does the internet encourage bullying? Of course it does, you would have to be blind to miss it! With this all new hype around internet and all the new technology many people have now been cyber bullied. Especially as Facebook, what now has over 1.15 billion active users on it every month and growing cyber

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