The Internet was originally designed to facilitate communication and research activities. However, the dramatic increase in the use of the Internet in recent years has led to internet addiction and misuse, especially among the youth.
The use of internet is rapidly growing in all spheres of life due to the enormous amount of information it offers, virtually rebounding answer to every possible query you make. However, if not used for constructive purpose, this immensely useful technology can also backfire. Some findings are as follows:
(1) boys spend more time online, surfing the web and playing violent games, while girls chat or shop online;
(2) Internet use causes social isolation and depression, especially for teens; and
(3) the youth misuse the Internet for anonymous identity experimentation.
Different studies are carried out to analyze the misuse of internet among the youth and how it may affect their education, health and career.
We should try to stop or cut down the misuse among children and young generation by using filtering software, by educating the parents and telling them to monitor their children and keep a check of the websites visited by their children.http://www.scribd.com/doc/13951719/misuse-of-internet-among-children