Underage, Internet Use, Chelsea C
Social media has greatly influenced communication between people. Some of the two most popular social media that are significantly restructuring how we relate and keep in touch with one another are Facebook and Twitter. Research has been done on the growth of internet use among children and teens. We shall dwell on an article about one such research and its purpose. There is evidently a basis as to why such a research would be rendered newsworthy. Focus will also be placed on the method of study applied as well as the relationship between the news article and the research study (Chelsea & James 2012).
The article titled Is the Internet hurting children'' by Chelsea C. & James P. is aimed at establishing how an increasing number of youngsters are using social media and other internet resources. Social media is growing explosively everyday and the fact that there is an increased access to digital gadgets such as tablets and smart phones to kids begs the question of how it is being put to use. There is too much exposure to adult content and use of media to children that have not attained the required age limit. Today's society is plagued with the concern that kids are not using up as much time with their teachers and parents as they should. This time is consumed by the use of social media as well as texting.
[...] Underage Internet Use Introduction Social media has greatly influenced communication between people. Some of the two most popular social media that are significantly restructuring how we relate and keep in touch with one another are Facebook and Twitter. Research has been done on the growth of internet use among children and teens. We shall dwell on an article about one such research and its purpose. There is evidently a basis as to why such a research would be rendered newsworthy. [...]
[...] A total of one million underage children had been cyber bullied, threatened or harassed in that past year. These findings plainly established the fact that the use of internet exposed children as well as their families to a number of privacy and risks pertaining security. Objectivity The article on excessive use of internet by minors was greatly supported by the research about Facebook use by children. The research gave it a firm basis to talk about the issue at hand as it presented sufficient data and details on how a large number of internet users are kids. [...]
[...] This study is of great value and requires attention because too much use of the internet among kids may result in depression, low attention span as well as weakened long-term memory (Chelsea & James 2012). Study Details The survey brought to light more than a few disturbing matters about underage children and the use of Facebook. The application (Facebook) monitors new users by asking for their dates of birth. Once a user's birth date shows that they are very young, Facebook denies them application and use of the site. [...]
[...] References Chelsea, C. & James, P. S. (May 2012). Is the Internet Hurting Children? : CNN; International Edition. [...]
[...] Parents, web and application developers as well as governments should join forces in the effort keeping very young children from using the internet without proper supervision. Too much use of the internet will render our youngsters useless as it leads to poor social and cognitive development as well as reduced attention and memory retention. If well managed, the use of computers could lead to improvements in schools and education as a whole. For this to happen, society has to deal with all the challenges pertaining internet usage. [...]
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