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

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TheNewGuy 15 July, 2021 - 11:07

I think the Internet isn't nessecarily bad for young people, only that you have to be careful of where you go and what you say. A lot of young people become rude because they have unrestricted access to the Internet, and therefore can learn curse words and become racist, among other things. I don't think that all content should be made child-friendly, only that some specific parts should be.

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JohnC103 25 June, 2021 - 04:28

With me, I think the Internet is such a good thing for people in any age.
Internet help us in work, study, watching film even keep in touch with your relatives. So that we can see Internet is a thing which is need in our life.
Otherwise, some people spend too much time on their Internet so that can harm our health and eyes. So this makes bad effect on their work.
To conclude, Internet is good when we use it too research, relax or playing after we done our work. So Internet is not bad for young people.

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Kostantinus 5 March, 2021 - 09:48

We all know that nowadays people can't imagine their lives without the internet. We use it for different purposes.
One advantage of the internet is that people can find a lot of useful materials for studying and working goals. Another advantage is we can have fun using internet and connect with people on the another side of the planet.
But sometime the internet can have negative effect on your people, for example, playing excessively computer games and spending lots of time in social media.
To conclude, I want to tell you my opinion about the subject of this topic. Whether the internet good or bad for young people depends on how people use it.

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Emily1 24 February, 2021 - 08:40

In my opinion, the internet is just a tool. As so you can't classify a tool as good nor bad, you can only tag good or bad the use that is given to the tool by the user.

For example: If you have a knife you can use it to harm others, that is bad.
But you can also use it to cook a meal for your family, which is good.
So the object has no-fault in anything, but the person using said object.

With this, I conclude that young people should take responsibility for how they use the internet and use it most correctly. Of course, we are still young and have a lot to learn so that responsibility should be given along the time while being taught the dangers and the pros of the internet and how to use it well.

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JoEditor 25 February, 2021 - 08:27

Hi Emily1,

I loved reading your comment. The example of using a knife for good or for bad is a great way of thinking about the issues around sensible internet usage! Thanks a lot! 

Best wishes, Jo (LearnEnglish Teens team) 

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MatildePace 25 January, 2021 - 18:08

Today, internet is a easy medium for everyone to use. It is obvious that use more time online are the young people, with both positive and negative consequences.
The main advantage of internet is that enables to learn more things easily, for instance a language. Another advantage of this topic is that everyone is connected to each other.
The most serious disadvantage of internet is the no security, because there isn't privacy and you don't know the person behind the screen, so it can be whoever. Another negative aspect of this argument is the waste of time, because we spend a lot of time for unnecessary things.
In my opinion internet is a good things for young people however we shouldn't use them too much and badly.

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gattifederica 23 January, 2021 - 17:51

I think that Internet has a positive and negative points.
It’s very useful because you can search information and buy everything online. In addiction you can maintain contacts with your friends or relatives or know new people.
On the other hand many people spend much time online and become addicted to it, so many parents are worried about their children. Moreover we often hear about cyberbulling and some people insult and make fun other people.
Personally I think the Internet is very useful but we have to use it in a correct and responsible way.

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Msharymnn 1 December, 2020 - 20:04

the internet is not bad the pepole who use it make it bad the internet is not dangerous for pepole that want to learn that want to communicate meet other pepole it is dangerous for the pepole that are looking for something dangerous that's the truth about the internet the parents think that the internet is the fault no the pepole who use it is the fault the internet just done his work

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Msharymnn 23 October, 2020 - 16:41

the internet is not bad the pepole who use it make it bad the internet is not dangerous for pepole that want to learn that want to communicate meet other pepole it is dangerous for the pepole that are looking for something dangerous that's the truth about the internet the parents think that the internet is the fault no the pepole who use it is the fault the internet just done his work

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Stasiia_Ukr 21 October, 2020 - 07:53

In my opinion, useing the internet can be dangerous for some young people 'cause they can share their own information and then their "pen-friends" use it. On the other hand, internet is grete way to became more comunicative and to improve your skills like at learning foreign languages or finding out new information. So, please, be attantive!

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bloomybloom 30 June, 2020 - 11:27

The internet has become an essential thing in our live, It allows us to do some incredibly things just in a few moments, for example; we can learn anything we want just by a simple click , we can talk to our families in Austarlia even if we are in England , we can make new friendships with other people and know their culture..... etc . On the other hand, the internet have some cons , and it is very dangerous for children to use it , so it is the responsability of parents to controle their children and teach them the right way to use it . In general the advantages of the internet overweigh the dangers , personally, I can't imagine my live without internet :)

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santoso1234567 29 May, 2020 - 11:21

I think that the internet has some advantages and disadvantages nowadays. The advantages of the internet are people can search a lot of information on the internet now and kids can play games on the internet. I still think there are some disadvantages on the internet today. Sometimes, there are websites that we can't trust and kids can accidentally click on a website that is not meant for their age. In my opinion, the internet is a very great invention that was made. I hope that the internet will improve over the time and be more usable for all ages.

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Giovannichoi 9 April, 2020 - 10:30

I think excessive using of the internet is bad for young people, just like this article. I have seen some people who are addicted to the internet, You tube, Social Media and games. I think everyone who I can see in the subway always looking their smartphones, even IPads and laptops. They are always listening to musics, watching movies, playing games and reading articles. So maybe the benefits of the internet is you can find the information on the internet easily and quickly. Also, people can have fun using it and it is very reasonable. But, the other hand, you should depend on the internet secretly and your ability of make decisions. And also there are bad videos and fake news in the internet, aren't those? So personally, I agree with the topic text: it is bad for the young people. I think we should make limits of using the internets for them.

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Elife 10 February, 2020 - 23:20

In my opinion, the internet is very important because we are use the internet in several ways to satisfy different needs, for example to the students in the schools are online; for that reason I believe that it's an indispensable tool for learning.

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Aaron 9 December, 2019 - 07:05

Networks or internet is the modern technology of people today, with both positive and negative that have a significant impact on development on human civilization.
Nowadays, people are using the networks for a lot of purpose. For instance, Rearch information on the internet, playing game, or reading newspapers,... all of is using the internet. Students can do research information for their schoolwork or learning something available helps to wide us knowledge and improve another skills.
On the other hand, there are also ecildoing. Some people take advantage of the useful social net works to do bad things. Such as the hacker steals person's personal information. And several teeagers addicted to waste too much times to play online game.
Finally, in my opinion, we have to learn how can you be more intentional about how you are spending your time? And using social media effcetively.

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buzonete 2 September, 2019 - 16:14

Undoubtedly, internet is a technology that is here to stay, with their pros and cons.

Nowadays, people are using the internet in several ways to satisfy different needs such as finding a job, communicating with others or accessing education.

On the other hand, internet also allows another kind of misbehavior: crime, bullying, spying, ... Another drawback is the capacity of internet to produce addition in some people, whom waste hours and hours connected to it.

To sum up, internet has its advantages but also their dangers. Personally I think that we can use internet but everybody should be careful of how to use it.

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Thu 9 August, 2019 - 08:57

Internet sometimes is helpful but sometimes is harmful. It's useful for students, like me. If I want to know something, so I need help from the Internet. But on the other hand, from someone who doesn't have the care of parents, they will do whatever they want. In general, this is a question with no exact answer. : )

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Luna11 28 January, 2019 - 09:19

In this modern world, it's hard to imagine things without the internet. There are over 7billion people on this planet, still using the internet daily, making money with it, and some of them made checking their phone into their daily routine. In my own perspective, it's not completely bad for us. It's the 21st century that people are meeting one another by the internet from distance. Secondly, it provides teenagers with tons of information from all sides. And finally, of course, our beloved social media which helps us to communicate, to meet people of different kinds, and the worse-gossip. While there are many good sides, there are also its downsides. For example, the life we had before, the one we had happiness, the one we had opportunities to fall in love at first sight, the world where we would live without stress, bad things has gone completely. We don't know what will happen in the further times, but we do know that we shouldn't overuse it.

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Youjiro 21 January, 2019 - 13:26

Internet is useful for a students .Usage of Internet is search something and find out what is the problem .

Advantage of using internet is fast and eazy . I use internet when I forget something and search homework problems . It is most eaziest way.

Disadvantage is that some web site is poor information and not correct information. Some web site is personality site ,witch site is sometime not true .

To sum up ,Using internet is fast option searching knowledge or problems . Google show me answer . I use internet learning English like this web site . Some web site is good to learn English .

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ovej321 20 September, 2018 - 11:02

It would really be too naive whether we expect the young generations not to use the Internet.
On the one hand, this tool can help youngsters find answers to many questions or improve their skills in any field they choose.
Nonetheless, a filter must be set to thwart them from sensitive web content or facilities to try plagiarism.
In the end, parents and tutors ought to insist on a conscious education with everything related to virtual information access.

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Edi16082002 30 May, 2018 - 16:13

Personally, I think that "internet" is necessary for doing some schoolwork or homework because, we need to add more information, it must be from different points of view and in this way, we will be able to make a perfect homework . However there're disadvantages, For example : The addiction to some video games could be bad for the students teenagers.

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Nionn07 29 May, 2018 - 16:53

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According to the text, it can be said that internet is a form for informate about all happening around the world. Although it have many benefits, also have a disadvantages like the addiction to online game, it is affecting about all to the young of this generation. This is a big problem and I agree that in the text mentioned this points.

But internet is very important for my life >:U...

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MelanyHA 29 May, 2018 - 16:46

The Internet is a very important tool for society, since it helps us in parallel in communication and learning. Nowadays, all the activities that are given for example to the students in the schools are online; for that reason I believe that it's an indispensable tool for learning. Similarly, I consider that each person is aware of their actions and it's depend of each teenager if they will use this resource to study or play. Personally I consider the internet isn't bad for teenagers, you just have to know how to use it and take advantage of its facilities to the fullest. :)

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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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