Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? “Overall, the widespread use of the internet has a mostly positive effect on life in today’s world.” Use reasons and details to support your opinion.

In the last couple of years internet has become a major part of our lives. We almost use the internet in everything in our life nowadays. I personally think that internet is not that great for our society. I feel this way for two reasons, and I will expand on my thoughts in the following paragraphs. First of all, social media has really affected our lives. for instance, we spend hours on different platforms without even realizing we are wasting our time without doing anything productive like reading a book or going out to get some fresh air and hang out with friends. My personal experience, I must say has had a tremendous impact on my viewpoint on this issue. one day I got the report that your phone usually does about your screen time and when I looked at it and it said that my average screen time was eight hours a day, I was surprised to see this because I never felt that I spend this much time on it. secondly, I feel it makes many people incontinent with their lives for example, when you see people living their lives on Instagram travelling going to concerts and you are stuck on your desk working or you just cannot afford this life style, or even girls or men comparing their appearances to others, while in reality it is all fake and what they see on these platforms are just edits and filters, so this can result in many people having depression since they are always comparing their lives to others.
Submitted by Sarah Atwa on
What to do next: