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What are disadvantages of using the Internet?

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Disadvantages of using the Internet are loneliness, lack of face-to-face communication, poor conflict resolution, diminishing interpersonal skills, overdependence on technology, mood swings and physical problems such as painful wrists and arms and obesity. Potential financial loss is another possibility. People who use the Internet to carry out banking and other forms of financial transactions are at a risk of losing their money, as hackers are always on the prowl.

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Spending too much time at the desk with a computer can harm your physical and mental health. Such people can become reclusive and lonely. This could lead to low self-esteem and a whole host of psychosomatic conditions.

An over-reliance on the Internet can also lead to a general lowering of mental capacity. Mental fatigue and a feeling of lethargy can gradually creep in as a result of a sedentary life sitting all day long in front of the computer and surfing the Web. Lack of exercise can cause a general deterioration in health and lead to a poor immune response.

The use of the Internet has several advantages. It has changed the way the world communicates and does business. However, there can be negative aspects to the excessive use of the Internet.

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