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Chatting online may be better than watching television, but it's worse than hanging out with real friends.
Teens who use computers to chat spend less time with friends.
There's nothing wrong with teens spending hours online.
The internet provides a way to keep in touch with friends.
It easier in message form to ask someone for a date or breaking up.
It's all right for people not to be completely honest when they're online.
Teens might be developing a different sense of what's right and wrong.
Communicating online allows more time to think about what to say.
Teens who used computers, even just a few hours, showed increased signs of loneliness and social isolation.
"We are not only looking at what the computer can do for us, but what are they doing to us"