Effects Of The Internet
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The Effects the Internet Has on Youth and Adults
There are many effects, positive and negative, that the internet has on both youth and
adults. One of the major negative effects that the internet has on youth is by far illegal
downloading of movies, music, and also software. This has been an issue for the past couple
of years. Also the internet gives easy access to pornographic material for the youth. Kids also
don’t go and play outside anymore, they just sit home and play on the computer. Some of
the positive influence that the internet has these days is easy banking access, which makes it
really convenient for many people. People can also do all sorts of shopping through the
internet. We can shop anywhere from groceries to electronics. People also don’t use the post
office as much as they used to. Now the easier way is to send an e-mail which practically
doesn’t cost anything. Communication is another positive aspect of internet. People who
have families out of country do not have to use long distance calling anymore.
Illegal downloading has been an issue for many years. Kids don’t go to stores and buy
compact discs anymore, they download them on sites like kazza and they put them on blank
C.D. which they get at any electronic store. This has caused a major problem for the record
labels. The prices of many record labels have drop dramatically in the past couple of years.
For example Eminems latest C.D. was available way before it was released in the stores
because of illegal downloading. This made Eminem and the producers to release the album
earlier than it was planed because of dramatic money loss that they feared.
Many movie companies are loosing money as well because of illegal downloading
such as New Line Cinema, 20th Century Fox, Universal Studios and so on. Movies would
make more money if there was no illegal down...
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