The Internet is said to be the boom to the tech world. Today, it has influenced us so much that we cannot imagine our lives without the internet. Be it the children or the adults, all spend their half of the day on the internet by using it for their work or as a source of entertainment.
But, as every coin has two sides, the internet also has its negative side. People these days have become so addictive to the internet that it has started to show its negative impact.
Some of the major disadvantages of the internet are given below.
1. Wastage of time
It has now become the major source of wasting time. Be it children by sacrificing their studies or the working people using it during the office hours as the mode of entertainment, it has influenced everyone to hinder their work. Individuals get distracted and do not realize that by the name of a short break, they end up wasting their whole hour for which they have used to do something more productive.
2. Zero physical activity
By sitting in front of the screens and surfing the internet while binging the food makes you obese. The usage of the internet has reduced the physical activity to zero level. Instead of going out for a walk to get fresh air, people go over the social platforms, play online games and deteriorate their health.
3. Other medical problems
Besides getting obese and gaining weight, there are so many other illness people are getting prone to because of the internet.
— One of the major consequences of it is on the weakening of the eyesight. By spending a lot of time in front of the screens, one gets its effect on the eye muscles.
— People also get back aches while sitting on the chair for hours.
— The effect can also be seen in the sleeping disorders. By using the internet even on the mobile phones just before going to sleep can affect you in a great way.
Cybercrime has also got pace with the growing tech environment. With access to billions of people and their information, there is a fear of getting hacked or even misuse of the information can happen.
Even when you pay the bills using debit and credit cards, the major risk is with them. Someone can steal all the information by getting it all on a fake site.
5. Feeling of Loneliness
With the internet usage, the in-person meetings of family and friends have reduced by a great level. There are no big gatherings and events that used to take place earlier. The internet has shrunken the world by a great amount. Though you get to talk to the people who are far away from you, it has disconnected you from the real-life connections.
Also, by looking at the posts of your friends on social networking platforms, there comes a feeling of dejection and jealousy. People get depressed by some other’s success.
Therefore, by looking at the advantages, one must limit its use and use it as a bane while not changing to bane.