percent of people found it difficult to get away from the Internet for about a number of days at a time, based on the statistic given by Stanford University. An interesting fact is that males are more likely to addict to the Internet, based on a research from the University of Lowa  . Not only being lured by these above factors, many students and teenagers come to the Internet as a way to hide from the real world. The pressure from parents’ expectation, from studying or even bullying scares them severely. They feel more comfortable and safer when living in a fiction world created on the Internet. The dangerous problem of internet addiction is not only about their life tendency but also their health. A study published on March 12, 2010, has shown a positive relationship between the use of the Internet and depression  . Specifically, people who are addicted to the Internet will be more likely to get depressed than normal people. According to Hilarie Cash, an American psychotherapist recommended that 8-10% of American teenagers get addicted to the Internet. This number means that approximately 2 million teenagers become depend on this system around the United States alone. It is a true alarm for people to recognize these negative effects of Internet on students and teenagers. If you want to know more about depression, a negative impact of Internet, click at Consequences of Depression
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The write up/article definitely makes a point. However, as a student of New Communication Technology, I feel Technology has helped and improved communication immensely in more ways than it’s mentioned in the article. The key importance of communication is proper dissemination of information or news and this has been achievable by the New Communication Technologies. More so, it has helped to strengthen inter-personal communication through chat applications and social media. Through these websites, there’s need for constant and effortless contact with people you know and even new people.
Another advantage is the easy access to information via the Internet. Reporters today even source their articles from the internet. As a matter of fact, you did use a gadget of technology to share this information, didn’t you?
You cannot blame technology for the reasons you have mentioned. You blame what people are doing with technology.
Foster Igbinosa Jr (Caleb University, Mass Communication – 200 Level).