Cause and Effect Essay

  • Use
  • Illness
  • Knowledge
  • Foreign people
  • Culture
  • Addiction
  • Problems at home
  • Lack of sleep
  • School


Thesis Statement: Spending many time on the Internet causes different negative effects in humans, such as illnesses and behavior changes, but it also has a positive effect which is information.

1. Spend a lot of time in front of the computer cause different illnesses. This is your topic sentence where you mention "addiction".
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2. Anti socialism is an effect of the internet overuse.

3. Something good about internet use is information.

“The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life”.-(Andrew Brown). The Internet was initially designed to aid people to acquire information and being in contact mainly in business. Recently, the Internet has made an impact on interpersonal relations, which have given cause for alarm. With the induction of the Internet, into people’s homes , the Internet is becoming the way people prefer to meet or seek their soul mates, confidant’s, friends and others interests ( People stay on the Internet and spending hours online chatting and instant messaging. Spending many time on the Internet causes different negative effects in humans, such as illnesses and behavior changes, but it also has a positive effect which is information.

The first negative effect that Internet over use causes are illnesses that in a long time these converted in addiction. According to Engelberg and Sjoberg (2004), “There is evidence of association between Internet over use and anxiety, depression, social isolation, low self-esteem, shyness, and lack of emotional and social skills.”(p.310). Most of the young people prefer to stay on the computer instead of doing all their activities because of that they have in a short or long time health problems. All these problems become worse and it converts in addiction. According to Yao-Guo (2006), “40% are internet users, 52% as over-users with frequent problems caused by their internet use, and 8% as having a pathological dependence on the internet.” (p. 154). The Yao-Guo studies show that most of the half percent in the society have an addiction to the Internet. Even all this problems, there are others effects which is worst.

Secondly, the Internet has a strong effect on close relationships, especially when it comes to family and friends. According to Kraut, Nie and Erbring (2001), “frequent use of the Internet had negative outcomes for the user, such as increases in loneliness and neglect of existing close relationships.”(p. 127). Because of frequent use of the Internet the users spend less time with family and friends; as a result to prefer the Internet instead of being with the family and friends cause antisocialism. Also " the major antisocial and delinquent behavior of adolescents includes: general deviance, such as theft, alcohol use, cheating on exams, coming to school late, drug use and aggressiveness" ( Kraut, Nie and Erbring, 2001, p.132). It´s show that all the changes affect the whole actitudes from the person who has this problem. Not everything about Internet has a negative effect, it has good aspects.

Internet not only has negative aspects, an advantage about it is the information. Runon sentence. According to Koyuncu and Lien (2003) "The revolutionary change brought forth by information technology has an important impact on the daily lives" (p. 1517). As a consequence to find all of this information is that the culture or knowledge becomes rich. Also "the Internet enables consumers to access an unlimited range of products and services from companies around the world, and it has reduced the time and effort they spend on shopping" ( Koyuncu and Lien, 2003, p.1518). The users can find easily all the products and ask for them without moving. The Internet can help us to increase the knowledge and skills, also make the life easy.

The evidence shows that the Internet has given us bad effects to concern and also somewhat helpful; on the other hand, there are some good advantages that come from the Internet. The Internet has grown last time because it helps us to be in communication and informed,but it has also disadvantages like addiction and antisocialism. The internet is not completely bad or good, everything depend if the users handled properly, it can be an excellent tool to make the life easy. Other point of view, if the users just lost the time, it leave nothing good. Everything depends of how to use the internet.


Engelberg, L.A. & Sjoberg, R. (2004). Development of a psychometrically sound internet addiction scale: A preliminary step, Psychology of Addictive Behaviours, 18, 310-318.

Koyuncu, A.,Lien, Y., & Yet-Mee, Lim. (2003). The Effectiveness of Online Advertising in Purchase Decision: Liking, Recall and Click, Australian Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences, 5(9), 1517-1524.

Kraut, J., Nie K., & Erbring, M. (2001). Motives of adolescents to use the Internet as a function of personality traits, personal and social factors,Journal of Educational Computing Research, 24, 127-137.

Yao-Guo, G., Lin-Yan, S. & Feng-Lin, C. (2006). A research on emotion and personality characteristics in junior high school students with internet addiction disorders’ Chinese Journal of Clinical Psychology, 14, 153-155.