Martine Castonguay-Roy

In 2011, social networks and blogs are really popular. Indeed, there are more people who have a Facebook account than those who don’t. The kids can go on the computer younger year after year, which... read more In 2011, social networks and blogs are really popular. Indeed, there are more people who have a Facebook account than those who don’t. The kids can go on the computer younger year after year, which is a real problem. In fact, our society is almost born with Internet, and this type of communication can be used everywhere. Almost every house, every bedroom, every country and even some restaurants have a computer with an internet connection. In most of these places, the parents are not able to watch their kids and some of them don’t even know if their kids are on Facebook or in other social networks, talking to people they don’t know about personal issues or private aspects of their life. Moreover, in the society of 2011, the unconscious and the teenagers talk about their issues to unknown persons, even if they have a sister, a brother, real friends and parents with whom they can talk. It is less embarrassing to make confidence to somebody behind a computer than to somebody who really knows you? Is it good to spend so much time on Internet alone? For some people this it is, and it’s actually wrong for many reasons. First of all, being too much on the Internet on ourselves could be really harmful in the long-term side. Some teenagers or adults are alone at school or at office and don’t get along with anyone. When they go on a social network, they feel special and appreciated, because of the fact that they can talk to a lot of people at the same time and those people don’t even know who they really are and how they are sometimes rejected. This side of the argument could be great for some people, who just need to feel appreciated. But sometimes, it could be rogue. In fact, it could create a society of introspective people who are not able to communicate properly with human people anymore. Secondly, we never know what a person has in his mind and somebody who is really psychologically suffering needs the help from a professional, not from a 17 years old teenager who comes from another country and who is only searching for entertainment. Those types of “Cyber People” are frequently doing other things while they are “chatting” and they don’t focus only on the problem of their “Cyber Friend”. Moreover, there are even websites that promote strong diseases such as: anorexia, suicide, mutilation, etc. It is one of all the reasons why the parents should care more about their children and ask questions about their live. In fact, it is not because your son or your daughter spends a lot of time “chatting” with his/her friends that his social life is going well. Finally, Internet could be good for some things, such as searches, communication between two people of different cultures, creativity, homework, etc. but it also could be a strong family and social life breaker. Some people are not able to make the difference between real life and “cyber life” anymore.

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