What is considered offline & online?

When are we really offline? When are we considered online? We are always near our phones, our computers, near someone with their phones, or computers. Our phones are attached to our hand or pocket all day, everyday. Whether we are using it while bored in class, walking down the street, using it to prove something is right or wrong in a conversation, just on social media checking pictures or statuses, posting pictures, talking on the phone, texting, or just doing research. We are never far from our smart phone or computer and this could either be good or bad. When we are sleeping, are we really not on the internet? Our phones are right next to our faces while sleeping and we wake up when a text or call alerts us. We sometimes wake up out of a dead sleep because of a notification. Sometimes we don’t realize how hooked we are to our phones, computer, or electronic devices.

There is a fine line between sitting and talking to someone for an hour straight without looking at your phone or having a conversation with someone for an hour and looking at your phone every 5 minutes. People have problems now going on dates or sitting at the dinner table with their family because they are attached to their phone and can’t put it down. This generation needs to learn how to disconnect themselves from the cyber world for more than 5 minutes, so they can be in touch with their friends, family, and even loved ones to hold a conversation and enjoy it. The problem we have today with some people are out of hand. Some people don’t even know to hold a conversation in person because they are way to comfortable with talking on the phone. They do not know how to disconnect themselves and actually learn how to talk to people in person. This is why so many teenagers are antisocial. We are NEVER away from our phones or computers and this is turning into a problem.

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One thought on “What is considered offline & online?

  1. For some reason, I never truly feel that I am “offline,” unless I am away on vacation and leaving my electronics in my hotel room. And even then, I still have my electronics readily available for when I do need it and/or have the urge to check an email or something like that. So, perhaps even my version of being “unplugged” is not really being “offline” anyway.

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