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Gregory Nault ENG. 101 19 July 2017. Reasons Why Teens Should Refrain from Using the Internet Internet usage is experiencing massive growth due to the ease with which it can be accessed through affordable electronic devices like computers and mobile phones. Statistics show that about 300 million Americans have access to the Internet (Lenhart 17). Currently, children can access internet, both at home and at school. Various studies also indicate that teenagers are one of the most popular groups of internet users. They use various digital platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp, and online games, apart from browsing various other sites for different reasons (Ahn 1435). The use of social media among teenagers, however, poses serious threats like cyber-bullying and online scams, and proves to be a waste of time in addition to damaging one's reputation, thus, interfering with their positive emotional health. Therefore, teenagers should refrain from using the internet due to the high number of negative effects associated with the activity. The first drawback of teenagers using the internet is the risk of damaging one's reputation. Serious threats have been reported from Internet use among teens, which has led to the call for censorships in a bid to contain the huge menace (Boyd 123). The fact that
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