Tweet My Paper for FYS by twisters_mg

When I first received this assignment I had no clue as to what I was going to write about.

November 12, 2009, 8:14 pm - [1]

However, that weekend I went home and saw my brother Jon and then I started to think.

November 12, 2009, 8:15 pm - [2]

Jon is a health six year old who spends little time on the computer, however he still knows how to work the computer and play games.

November 12, 2009, 8:17 pm - [3]

I started to think of how young Jon was yet he knew how to use a computer, what would happen if Jon wasn't smart about his computer use.

November 12, 2009, 8:21 pm - [4]

Hence the topic of my paper, that young children who spend too much time on the internet are often unhealth both mentaly and physically.

November 12, 2009, 8:22 pm - [5]

The computer is a wonderful tool, but when abused to can cause all sorts of problems for a still developing child.

November 12, 2009, 8:23 pm - [6]

Problems like social disorders, and obesity from lack of exercise and the ever present threat of addiction.

November 12, 2009, 8:24 pm - [7]

Not all threats were to health either, but threats like online bullies and chat room predators,that could be a threat to a child well being.

November 12, 2009, 8:28 pm - [8]

The fact is that 82% of children use the internet without adult supervision, which puts them at serious risk.

November 12, 2009, 8:30 pm - [9]

Often times children aren't the only ones who are caught up in technology, the parents lose focus too and spend hours on the internet.

November 12, 2009, 8:31 pm - [10]

Because parents too much time on the internet is causes their children to see and spend just as much time on the Internet and worse.

November 12, 2009, 8:33 pm - [11]

Children need lots of interaction with their parents and because of the computer their not getting it.

November 12, 2009, 8:33 pm - [12]

This lack of attentiveness on the parents part cause the child to turn to a heap of plastic for the attention the parents don't provide.

November 12, 2009, 8:37 pm - [13]

The child begins to believe that the computer and all it has to offer can in fact complete their lives, and is all they need.

November 12, 2009, 8:40 pm - [14]

Children have so much dependency on the computer they see no need for living, breathing friends.

November 12, 2009, 8:41 pm - [15]

The child then, in fact, develops a social disorder, because he has no idea of what it means to truly interact with their peers.

November 12, 2009, 8:42 pm - [16]

Not being able so socialize is just the tip of the iceburg, the other, most immediate problem, is physical health.

November 12, 2009, 8:44 pm - [17]

Spending hours on end on the Internet puts a child at serious risk for obesity and much, much more.

November 12, 2009, 8:44 pm - [18]

The child is also at risk for damaging their eyes and repeated stress fractures.

November 12, 2009, 8:45 pm - [19]

Children, especially at the ages from 2-12, need a great deal of exercise,regular exersise promotes both a healthly life style and growth.

November 12, 2009, 8:47 pm - [20]

The best way for a child to exercise is to have fun with friends and family, play games like tag and basketball.

November 12, 2009, 8:48 pm - [21]

Exercise also gives a child the chance to interact with their physical enviornment and the chance to learn what their physical limits are.

November 12, 2009, 8:50 pm - [22]

In all reality a child can't possibly learn what fresh air, and flowers smell and feel like by sitting in front of a computer screen.

November 12, 2009, 8:51 pm - [23]

It's absolutely vital tha children exercise every day, for both physical health and so that they simply have the chance to explore.

November 12, 2009, 9:00 pm - [24]

Another threat to children on the Internet, is a common threat for everyone, Internet stalkers, bullies and predators.

November 12, 2009, 9:00 pm - [25]

Internet predators search for the perfect chat room to pick up the easiest targets and then convince their prey to meet with them.

November 12, 2009, 9:09 pm - [26]

Many child molesters, and felons circle internet chat rooms looking for the perfect oppertunity to strike.

November 12, 2009, 9:10 pm - [27]

Internet bullies are another major problem, as instant messaging makes it hard for their victims to find refuge and peace while online.

November 12, 2009, 9:11 pm - [28]

In the past bullying was limited to the school and home was like a child's own sanctuary.

November 12, 2009, 9:12 pm - [29]

Now no such escape and temporary peace is possible as in this day and age verbal abuse for a student is only a click away.

November 12, 2009, 9:14 pm - [30]

What's worse is that while at school bullying could only go so far without be notices, online there is no limit to how many tormentors exist

November 12, 2009, 9:18 pm - [31]

Online any number of bullies can log on and torment a child, which can seriously undermine a child's self-confidence and ability to trust.

November 12, 2009, 9:21 pm - [32]

Many people don't quite see the toll that online bullying has on a child, but if left without intervention a child can go into depression.

November 12, 2009, 9:23 pm - [33]

Things like bullies and online predators can ruin a child's view on life and all it has to offer.

November 12, 2009, 9:24 pm - [34]

The last bit of information I have for people to consider is this, how different things could be if parents just cared a little more.

November 12, 2009, 9:28 pm - [35]

If parents would just take the initiative to regulate how much time their children spend online and what children do online.

November 12, 2009, 9:30 pm - [36]

Instead parents are either too busy to notice or they are to busy on the internet themselves.

November 12, 2009, 9:32 pm - [37]

Parents need to get their priorities in order, and see that their child should come before everything else.

November 12, 2009, 9:33 pm - [38]

Take the time play with their children, ask them how their day was, give their children the attention they need.

November 12, 2009, 9:35 pm - [39]

That way a child won't feel such a strong need to turn to technology for comfort and attention that should come naturally from their parents

November 12, 2009, 9:38 pm - [40]

Parents need to take a step back and see that in allowing their children to spend so much time on the internet that they are hurting them.

November 12, 2009, 9:43 pm - [41]

Internet has come such a long way in such a short time, it's almost scary.

November 12, 2009, 9:45 pm - [42]

Yet the Internet has so much to offer, in learning and advancing technology.

November 12, 2009, 9:45 pm - [43]

It's simply that children don't use that technology properly and end up abusing it in a way that hurts themselves.

November 12, 2009, 9:48 pm - [44]

A young child's mind needs to be nurtured with all the care that one gives a new born.

November 12, 2009, 9:51 pm - [45]

If I child spends all day absorbing games and rude material of the Internet how could anyone ever expect them to reach their full potential.

November 12, 2009, 9:53 pm - [46]
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