Throughout the world there has been a marked increase in thetaking of recreational drugs. These drugs are not restricted to so-called ‘soft’ drugs like marijuana, but they also include very damaging ones like LSD and P. Given the current cost of enforcing drugs laws a debate about the legalization of recreational drugs is very timely. This essay aims to examine find the issue in four categories: health, economics (includeing supply and demand), the role of the individual and the state, and the decriminalization of drugs.
There is no doubt that drugs have damaging effects on users’ health, even if they used the ‘soft’ drugs. Some people believe that the trend of addiction by drugs were getting more serious if recreational drugs were legalized, whereas others argued that they should be legalized because it were more beneficial. For example, if they were legalized, legal companies could supply purer and safer drugs, Moreover, more drug users could go and see the doctor. These ideas could contribute to decrease the danger of using drugs and to save their lives. However, people who against the ligalization point out the possibility of containing poisonous materials into drugs, that is like what have happened with foods in recent years, and the pressure and the overload of doctors.
The children of today are surrounded by numerous technology and entertainment. While there are many positive social and educational effects for children from them, there are also serious negative impacts on their physical and mental health. This essay will examin the positive and negative effects of technology and entertainment in our modern society on the children and show which side holds more strength.
Music is a big part of children’s lives, especially as the children become older and enter adolescence. Music is an important filed of the art and listening to the music should be encouraged. However, it also should not be ignored that the use of earphones or headphones may have a bad effect on children’s ears. Furthermore, some scientists say some kind of music may affect on children’s aggressive behaviour behavior.
Television is especially influential on the children of today. It is obvious that television helps children to learn a variety of things from it, giving educationally benefitial beneficial effects. On the other hand, it is also clear that television may be harmful for children, having socialy socially unacceptable contents.
Another form of entertainment that can have a strong influence on a child’s behaviour is video games. Nowadays video games are recognised as one of major free-time activities. Also some study say that some kind of games may have good effects on children. However, there are other kind of games which contains harmful contents like violence, and they seem to have problems to children’s mental conditions. Moreover, the bad effects on health caused by playing video games, such as bad eyes or less movement, are well know.
In conclusion, music, television and video games are all things that are fun and sometimes educational for kids. However, these media can have negative effects on children and may be a bad influence on them, depending on the content. Children are extremely impressionable and if they are exposed to violent television, music or video games then they will start to emulate that show, artist or song, or video game with their behaviour. These are all so powerful that they should be used to teach children how to problem solve and hep them expand their minds, not show them how to kill someone or teach them other violent behaviour behavior.
I found an interesting result about the usage of Twitter.
The table chart shown this page gives the result of a study by Net Ratings, originally released at 27, May, 2009. The given chart shows the usage and the character of the users of Twitter in the US, UK and Japan.
Overall, the users increased dramatically during last few months in every 3 countries. The country that had the largest users was the US, and the least was Japan.
In the US, Twitter had been becoming a common web service. According to the table, more than 1 of the 10th net users in the US are using Twitter. Compared with it, I should say that it is not so common yet in Japan: the Reach ratio is under 1%. Furthermore, the significant factors about Japanese Twitter users are their average minutes spent and the gender ratio. Usually Japanese users use Twitter less than 5 minutes, whereas that is more than 17 minutes in the US, and 27 minutes in UK. Also, 3 of 4th Japanese Twitter users are male, whereas in the US or UK the gender ratio is almost the half.
I heard recently Twitter is becoming more popular in Japan. I guess the gender ratio in Japan may become close to it in the US or UK in few months.