This is a powerful message…

This is a powerful message…

Hey guys!

A few weeks ago (before my ski camp), my mum showed me this video;

This was quite an eye opener to me and I’m sure to lot’s of other people too. I knew about internet addiction and all the problems of the millennials but facing it like that was completely another thing. It really is a problem around the world and I really don’t know how we teenagers can change it. We are the new generation and it really is affecting a lot of teenagers and young adults. The internet can be a great place where people are expressing themselves and sharing things with the world but it is also destroying people’s lives. People just sit in front of their screens for hours scrolling through Instagram posts or facebook or any other social media and not communicating with the real world. I’m not saying that the internet is bad, in the opposite, it can be a great place but only in small doses. It really is a problem that is getting worse. Teenagers are getting anxiety and depression because they didn’t get lots of likes on their last post. I have to say even though I’ve seen this video and thought about it, I have to admit, I do feel that moment of joy when I hit a milestone even though it’s just a number. I do hope that my latest blog post gets likes. And that’s the problem. Even though I shouldn’t care, I DO care.

I love the internet but it is also doing horrible things. I just really hope this message goes to lots of adults and teenagers to spread awareness on the damage that is happening.

Also after seeing this video I kind of planned on doing a phone detox, okay, okay, I kind of failed but MOSTLY because I wanted to write! (exclamation on that “mostly”). When I went to my ski camp I did do a complete phone detox. I had NO internet, NO games and NO battery (because my phone battery sucks..). And I have to say it was kind of refreshing. You really become more social and “alive” (not that you were dead beforehand but I mean energy wise). Maybe that was also because it was a ski camp and it’s just the most awesome thing ever. I don’t know, but really, I think it did a lot of good.

Sorry if this post was kind of “heavy”, it isn’t really something I do a lot. I normally talk about positive stuff and topics I like. But I had to write this because the truth is, it IS happening and something has to change. I know I can’t really do much but I can at least spread the message with a few of you.

I will be my normal positive and happy self in my next post (already got a few things planned!😉).

XOXO, Rosie <3

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13 Comments

  1. reibe
    30th January 2017 / 10:50 pm

    This is indeed a very powerful and such an important message as well! I’m so impressed!
    This is such a fantastic blog! Keep up the good work!

  2. 31st January 2017 / 1:32 am

    great post!!! and i defnitely know what u mean! i feel like its just another way we seek external validation, even though we shouldnt need it, and it is hard to get orusevles away from it ๐Ÿ™‚ its really inspiring that as a blogger u r saying this ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

  3. 31st January 2017 / 9:27 am

    Yes this is a powerful message. The Internet IS becoming a problem, especially when used unwisely.What you said about the number of likes really is true (I need to admit, that’s kind of like me ๐Ÿ˜› ). Thanks for sharing!

    • 31st January 2017 / 3:35 pm

      Thanks so much and yes I think we all kind of like when we get lots of likes although each time I focus on likes I feel a bit guilty ๐Ÿ˜‰โค

      • 3rd February 2017 / 2:31 pm

        Haha that’s ok!

  4. 1st February 2017 / 10:13 pm

    Great message to get across!

  5. 8th February 2017 / 11:18 pm

    Good post! I think it’s definitely an important message that the Internet isn’t all good. But I also think that there are a lot of nice things that can happen on the internet, like the magnificent blogging community. I think your blog is wonderful, by the way, even though I just found it. Would love it if you checked mine out – https://adventuringirlblog.wordpress.com/

    • 9th February 2017 / 6:38 am

      Thanks so much and you are so right! I’ll check out your blog now! Xxx

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