The average teenager is said to spend around 17 hours a week online. With this much time, what would you have done otherwise? Where would you have gone? Who would you have spent it with? If you are to compute these internet hours on a daily basis, that’s more or less two and a half hours a day. That’s equivalent to the time you spend going to the mall and back for a movie date. Or the time you spend for dinner out with your family. Or at least one session out of your academic tutorials at AHEAD Tutorial & Review Center.
For experts, the amount of time that young people spend on the internet is too much not just because it steals time away from worthwhile activities like studying, but because it might become a source of problems. Young people who go online more often than necessary could develop problems on concentration, sleep, and memory. These are important not just for class, but in daily life. For some, too much internet use may even lead to depression, social insecurity, aggressiveness, and reckless behavior.
As a student, you are probably aware when you’ve already spent enough time in front of the computer unproductively. When that happens, turn off your computer and have some face time with your family and friends.