Everywhere you look nowadays there will be an article or a news story on the detriments of teenagers using the Internet: from social networking disasters, to them being scammed out of their (or their parents’) money. However, very few people have taken the time to look at the positive effects of teenagers surfing the Internet, and this is a great shame.
One of the main positive points about teenagers using the Internet is the wealth of knowledge available to them, to which people of the past generations didn’t have access. Websites that are educational, or provide information on a wealth of topics, such as Wikipedia, have advanced in popularity over the past few years and teenagers form a greater part of it. Those needing help on a topic for their coursework, or who are just generally interested in reading up on a particular subject will really reap the benefits of this technological age.
Not only are there millions of pages dedicated to providing educational information to teenagers, but also personal help and information too. Growing up is an extremely tough process and a lot of teenagers can feel alone in certain situations, such as relationships or family problems. A large benefit of their surfing the net is that they can find help and advice on problems they feel too embarrassed to talk about with their family or peers. This, in turn, minimizes worries of teenagers, ensuring that they perform better in their school studies and social life.
On balance, there are many benefits and…