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