Net Neutrality & Teens

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Why is net neutrality important for teens to know about?
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Joseph Lee (Student 2018)
Joseph Lee

Net neutrality is important for teens to know about because it teaches them why it matters to them. Without net neutrality, teens won't be able to go to some of the websites they want to visit because it will be blocked. Teens also need to understand how this affects their parents as well. Without net neutrality, certain sites will have to be payed extra money in order to access them. It doesn't make sense for people to have to pay extra money for certain sites when that money is already payed for when you buy internet service.

Not having net neutrality can also affect a teenagers education. Their education is affected because these days most schools give the students laptops, and the students are then assigned homework that requires the use of the internet. Without net neutrality some sites will be harder for students to get access to. Plus it will be hard for the school to pay extra money for the blocked websites because most schools are on a tight budget or they're broke.  This can also affect a student if he is home schooled on a computer, then it will be harder for the student to access his online classes and other important pieces of information.

Teenagers also need to know about the main people who are against net neutrality, which are certain I.S.P.s. The I.S.P.s against net neutrality are Verizon and Comcast. They think that they should be able to choose what people do and don't see online and charge content providers accordingly. They think that net neutrality hurts their revenue potential. Everyone deserves free access to all online content, it shouldn't be blocked by I.S.P.s.