Would high school have been different for you if we had the Internet back then?

United States
February 7, 2007 12:36pm CST
This question is obviously for Mylotters who have been out of high school for at least 10 years. In my case, definitely yes, high school would have been much different! I was very shy in high school, but had there been the Internet I'm sure I would have had a Myspace page and would have communicated to my peers that way. I've always been good at writing, so I would have been able to express myself through my writing. On the other hand, I'm kind of glad we didn't have the Internet, as it can be used as a tool to ridicule and make fun of kids too. High school is hard enough as it is, and I worry about what my children will face as they grow up in a world where everyone is so connected....
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@brimia (6584)
• United States
10 Feb 07
I've thought about that quite a few times. I think writing reports and doing research would have been a lot easier. Who knows, though, what else we would've gotten into with all that's out there on the internet.
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
8 Feb 07
Oh I think it would have made a difference. I think both good and bad. Good for those of us who were more introverted to allow us to interact with others easier, to express sides of us we couldn't at school and give us an outlet we don't have at home. It would also make it easier for others to poke fun at kids and for feeligns to be hurt. I know I've seen examples of that today and I wouldn't want to deal with it. I wouldn't want to be a teenager now a days. Twenty years ago was bad enough without everything they have to go through now.
@AskAlly (3627)
• Canada
8 Feb 07
I don't know if it would have made a huge difference or not. When I was in highschool, my ear was permanently glued to the phone. I guess the phone would have been replaced with a computer? It would have been more convenient to study, rather than going to the library to get a book that had already been checked out. I kept a close eye on my sons while they were in highschool and the computer was always right where I could see it. We did not have much trouble with it at all.
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• Canada
8 Feb 07
I've often told my daughters that I wish we would have had the internet back when I was in school because of the research possibilities it opens up! I mean, doing projects back then meant multiple trips to the library, photocopies, all kinds of hassle. Now, they have a wealth of information right at their fingertips. I envy them for that :)
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@sunshinecup (7881)
8 Feb 07
Well not for me, we were very poor so TV was a luxery for us back then. I think maybe our class work would have been a bit more advanced as it is now.
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