Regular usage of internet is making children hesitant and uncomfortable with face-t-face communication and confrontation. This is because while the children are interacting with others they get detached from their families and parents. Children face emotional detachment from the real world and their families due to excess use of internet through which no emotions are transmitted while conversation in comparison to in-person interaction. On the other hand it acts as perfect means to send the messages instantly and receive prompt reply (Jackson, 2006). In physical interaction we cannot avoid any one easily but through internet interaction, it is easy to block any person with whom the individual want to keep contact or avoid any interaction with any person. Internet is also useful in the sense that it prevents the individuals from presenting any negative comment or emotion towards anyone in the heat of the moment which can provide more serious results in case of physical interaction. It prevents us indirectly from doing any harm to anyone in the sense of rage towards anyone (Valcke, 2010). On the contrary the feeling of empathy is completely not there in interactions through internet. In fact it is observed that people generally send different text messages than the ones they intended to that results in further confusions about the outcomes of interactions.
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