Teens and screens

Young woman using her laptop Photo: Ed Yourdon, Flickr

A young woman using her laptop
Photo: Ed Yourdon – Creative Commons, Flickr

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun

Level 3
January 2011

Teenage Internet addiction* is on the rise in B.C.
Many teenagers now spend 7 to 14 hours a day on the Internet.
Parents and teachers worry
these teenagers might be addicted to the Internet.
* (say: ah-dik-shun)

Read the PDF. Try the Exercise.


Illustrations:
There are many signs of Internet addiction:

Illustration 1 Some teenagers may not sleep well.

Illustration 1
Some teenagers may not sleep well.

Illustration 2 Some teenagers may not take care of themselves.

Illustration 2
Some teenagers may not take care of themselves.

Illustration 3 Some teenagers may neglect family, friends, school and other things.

Illustration 3
Some teenagers may neglect family, friends, school and other things.

Illustration 4 Some teenagers may feel sad or angry when they cannot use the computer.

Illustration 4
Some teenagers may feel sad or angry when they cannot use the computer.

Illustrations: Nola Johnston