Now a days People have a lot fun by using Internet. The use of internet appear to be pleasurable, entertaining, and interactive. They love spending time over social media which not only helps in expanding their knowledge but also make them aware about the latest issues around the world
The Internet plays a crucial role in our personal lives. It’s hard to think back to the time of world without internet. People today have been so use to internet that Life without Internet is definitely very troublesome and inconvenient. Some people spend a lot of time using Internet every day, and their excessive Internet use has a significant and negative result on their daily life.
A simple case study has shown how fast internet had grown in the world. It tells that Television took more than 25 years to reach 10 million users where as computers took more than 10 years to reach the same number. But internet in less than 5 years have made it possible to reach the same number.
Researcher’s say that internet Usage is found more common among the young, well-educated and English speakers. The percentage of people who use the internet is increasing rapidly. More than 3 billion people around the world are using internet. Among this 500 million are from India making India world’s second largest internet user base. 70-80 percent of people have been found using internet for browsing. And 60 percent of them are observed using internet through mobile devices and the remaining are seen using internet through laptops and desktops. Through this number we can understand how much impact internet have on our lives.
Internet helps to be socially active by connecting with people around the world. The Internet provides some of the most effective means of communication among people, including online emailing and instant messaging. Due to the Internet, companies and entrepreneurs have been able to do online transactions with their clients and customers. Thanks to the internet, people can take actions and avoid adverse circumstances. Moreover, millions of books, journals and other material are available over the internet. This actions enable people to learn all new sort of things.
The invention of Internet is just like the discovery of nuclear energy. Just as it is the result of the development of science and technology, it can have a good as well as bad impact, depending on how we use it. It can be good if we use it wisely, and it can be bad if we use it immorally or antisocially.
It is said that the behaviour of Internet use is similar to daily life social behaviour. In other words, Internet behaviour is a type of social behaviour. The antisocial Internet behaviour are the use of Internet to carry out illegal activities such as selling faked products or offensive materials, or the use of Internet to bully others (i.e., cyberbullying), or the use of Internet to cheat others, and the use of Internet to do illegal gambling.
Some researchers have term the excessive use of Internet as Internet addiction or pathological Internet use. Internet addicts are highly involved in online relationships. Some of them spend hours shopping online and turn out to be a shopaholic. Some spend lots of time playing online games. Unfortunately some people are over dependent on the Internet in their daily activities to the extent that the excessive use of the Internet causes damage and trouble in their everyday life. The problems of excessive use of Internet, especially in school students, become more and more frequent and are quite disappointing.
Excessive use of internet has led to compulsion thinking about the internet. It is found that teenagers are more diverted towards internet usage that they refrain from thinking about the Internet most of the time when he or she is awake. The addicts tend to lose their control over their behaviour that they are unable to cut back or stop Internet use. They tend to lose real world communications and are much involved in virtual communication. It is said that people use internet when they feel lonely, or depressed and anxious. Internet acts as a stress relieve for them and they interact with online friends for emotional support.
This may also lead in accessing Illegal or inappropriate materials found over the internet. Illegally downloading of music or other copyrighted material for free. Some criminals use the internet for spreading computer viruses or even intercepting credit card or bank details for fake purposes.
Despite of the fact that technology has developed for the betterment of our lives, we are slowly becoming slaves of it. People are so much involved in accessing the internet that it has become a part of their routine life. The addiction to online social networks can disturb a person's personal life and professional career.
To prevent from antisocial internet behaviour, it is very important to emphasize on certain constructs or characters such as self-respect or self-esteem, having respect for others, understanding the social and civil responsibility, and global responsibility and having world citizenship. For generating a positive attitude in the use of internet it is also develop certain qualities like time management, self-discipline, or self-control.
Internet is like a double edged sword which can be used for both good as well as bad purposes. Despite of the gloomy side of using internet, it helps us to connect with people across the globe and as done much good for our lives too. Now a days we can’t imagine our world without mobiles and internet. They blend with our life very much and that is the reason they are inseparable. The usage of internet for over exploitation of resources should be always be avoided. If you use internet in the positive way, it can become the best tutor. Use of internet in the right path can do wonders for the growth of our nation. We should try our level best that the changing internet behaviour around should not have a bad impact over the present as well as future generations.