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What's your opinion? Do you think the internet is bad for young people?


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radisson 15 December, 2017 - 08:28

I think the Internet is something that we have to know, and we should know what is good and bad for us, and keep ourselves away from what can damage ourselves in any way. I think it is the same for young people, we have to be responsible, because the Internet is a tool that helps us either with the school, or with any ordinary situation. Also we may get in touch with our parents, if there are far from us.

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StellaLima 1 January, 2017 - 19:37

For young people it is. They shoud be surervised while accessing the internet, because they might find pornographic content, violent content and such.

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xander15 28 August, 2016 - 16:59

Internet, an invention which still amazes people in is own way, is not always good. It has really bad side effects on young adults. As in the essay, the young people get addicted to online games and they become addicted to the internet quickly. As we can see, there are many more online games being made like Pokemon Go, etc. is really dangerous for young people. I think it really should have a age limit. And also we must be strict about the rules of age limit on internet too. I'm also a young adult but I find internet uninteresting and dangerous so I approve of it having age limits.

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FOXman 19 July, 2016 - 13:22

I think Internet is very useful in schools and in work. It's also handy when you need to communicate. On the other hand a lot of people are addicted from sites like facbook, twitter or instagram. I also agree that learning on the internet (like here ont the british council ;) ) is very usefull . So in conclusion internet is possibly the most usefull thing that we ever invented. :)

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alkinoow123 2 May, 2016 - 15:15

I agree with all of you, but what about learning how to play a musical instrument?

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BigBen6464 8 December, 2015 - 10:55

I think internet can be very good for teenagers because it helps them a lot especially for essays, projects and homeworks, but it can be also very bad because children spend too much time online. I like internet because I can listen to songs onYouTube and I use British Councile:)

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Jonathan - Coor... 8 December, 2015 - 11:36

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BigBen6464 12 December, 2015 - 14:14

Thanks! I like your reading skills practice, stories about UK and "What is it?" in Study Break. British Council really helps me with my vocabulary. I love it!

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Macaque 14 November, 2015 - 21:11

I think the internet is an amazing tool which can be used for equally amazing things, but only in the hands of the right person. One bad aspect of internet is that anyone could acess anything anytime. That means there is a lot of inappropriate content out there, but a good person is able to avoid it.

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Tony2003 7 October, 2015 - 04:51

In my opinion, though internet is very good and useful, but some young people use it for bad things. Such as playing computer games and get addict with it. Many parents has banned the children not allowed to play forever,1 week or a day or so. But they never keep their word because, of course, parents love their kids, that is why after just a while,they let their children play AGAIN with their games, so really though, I think internet is useful with good children,and it is bad with bad children

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BigBen6464 8 December, 2015 - 11:02

I totaly agree. It all depends from parents. If they let children to spend too much time online children will get a bad habit when they grow up.

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Elsa007 11 October, 2015 - 14:46

Hi Tony,
You're quite right! I agree with your good comment in point: 'I think internet is useful with good children, and it is bad with bad children'. !! :)

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polyrrr 24 August, 2015 - 16:09

In my opinion, Internet is one of the greatest people created. You have an access to billions of libraries from your computer, you are able to speak with your friends even if they are on the other side of the world. Many people work using the Internet. Now let's mention disadvantages of the Internet and web-technologies.
Firstly, many people nowadays become addicted and can't survive for more than an hour without computer or smartphone. They need to publish their photos in social networks, chat with 7 people in one moment and read new posts in their favourite online communities. Young people sometimes find their online-life better than the real one.
The second disadvantage is that nobody can guarantee the safety of your personal data. Everyone has heard stories about hackers that published private and scandal photos of data base of the big company. It's not really pleasant to know that somebody can easily find out all your secrets.
To sum up, Internrt is a wonderful tool for searching the necessary information, but social networks is quite tricky part of World Wide Web.

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sssaleh 12 July, 2015 - 23:21

I think the internet very useful for us .bcz we can get anything without spend alot of time in looking it .
But in general .
everything when we use it excessively and more than usually 'it will be badthing.

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LadyLily5000 12 July, 2015 - 21:12

Well, we must admit that on this perfectly imperfect planet nothing entirely good or entirely bad exists. Internet is included. Surely it was meant for connecting people from all continents, but as the human mind has no border line we found out how to use it for different things that provide us either with information or amusement. It is said that the Internet is a good servant but a bad master. Therefore, we can see that the problem isn't in the Internet itself but rather in the humans, as it is us who are using it and who are asked FOR WHAT we are using it. So for our irresponsibility we shouldn't blame the Internet but ourselves as we are unable to use a powerful tool for our own improvement but we use it for our own unwanted degradation.

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Hugodgr 8 November, 2014 - 00:15

I think the Internet is something that we have to know, and we should know what is good and bad for us, and keep ourselves away from what can damage ourselves in any way. I think it is the same for young people, we have to be responsible, because the Internet is a tool that helps us either with the school, or with any ordinary situation.

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Stylesbabe 2 October, 2014 - 15:54

i think internet is useful for everyone. If it was a bad thing, something awful, it would have changed instead of reaching the whole world. Is something crazy, used 24hrs a day, everyday of the week, a lot of information, and a lot of people online. About teenagers who are addicted to games, that depends on each family. Parents could create rules, so no one would be in a bad position. And that also depends on the teenager's sense of what he or she can or can't do. It's impossible to live without internet in a society like nowdays, it's just so easy to make a research, work on a project... c'mon, does anyone here wants to spend hours and hours looking for few informations?

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AnaB 12 June, 2014 - 13:14

Internet is useful for everyone, for young and old people. There's a lot of sites that can help us a lot.
But, today Internet ha gone too far away. Almost, there's no home without the internet(more than 70% in whole world are with internet).
Yes, there are a good and a bad sites on the Internet. We have different web-sites(Facebook,Tumlr, Twitter, Instagram...) that shows us a different world. We can learn a lot of things (English, French...) and a lot of other things. But we all know that Internet isn't so much safe.Even if we think that we have good hide it our information, we don't. There's a lot of dangerous people in the world.
To sum up, I completely agree with essay.

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Frodo 8 May, 2014 - 14:45

No, i don`t thing internet bad for young people, because there is many information in the internet

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learningenglish282 4 May, 2014 - 19:41

In my opinion, I dont think Internet is bad for people. Without the Internet, I cannot learn language (English) by myself and I wouldn't be able to access to lots of useful information that school doesn't teach me. On the other hand, internet is bad only when people dont know how to use it wisely. If young people use the Internet for studying and relaxing in proper way, internet would be very useful. To me, the internet's the most wonderful tool that human had created.

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Yvsen 26 April, 2014 - 08:37

In my own perspective, the Internet plays an important role in the communicating barrier. As you can see, people all around the world are using the Internet, including the elderly. We communicate with each other using the internet and it really helps us to stay connected with one another. Besides, without the internet, how are the countries going to develop? Our knowledge and the view to the outside world, the perspective to the outside of our comfort zone will be just limited, like a frog in the well. So, why not? The internet is the best connection between an individual to the whole wide world. It's definitely a boon.

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Niluh 28 March, 2014 - 14:40

Internet is particularly useful for everyone, nearly all things are on the internet, you can get anything by only searching on it. Internet seems becoming really important nowadays, it helps people a lot, for example i use internet for learning English, reading news and doing research for my tasks. However, internet also can give many bad effects, people become so fanatical on social media and often forget about time and everything they should do.
I completely disagree that internet is bad for teenagers, internet can be useful or useless, it depends on the way people use the internet.

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