The life of a teenager is tough, really tough, and as people go through puberty the desire to escape from reality is strong. Think about how hard life as a teenager is, especially in today’s modern world with the pressure to do well in school, make friends, look good, and of course all this while puberty is making those few years extremely uncomfortable for your body. The pressure placed upon a teenager by society and their peers’ means that the majority of teens explore many ways of escaping from reality, from reading to watching TV, but with the rise of easy access online many now find that the internet provides the perfect escape.
The internet is still in its infancy and this generation of teens are among the first to have grown up with constant access to the online world. This offers teens a whole new way to escape from the trials and tribulations of going through puberty, something none of the preceding generations had. For example, playing a MMO game provides the perfect opportunity to create a new persona and act out a fantasy that is far from the reality of everyday life. Doing this is no different to previous generations creating a fantasy world in their back gardens and pretending to be an astronaut or a princess.
Although playing games online or using social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter can provide a way to forget about life for a little while, these can also have their pitfalls. Playing a MMO game online can become quite tiresome after a while and can be a very one dimensional way of having fun online. Similarly, social media sites can be the perfect escape from your family and a great way to communicate with friends, but when going on Facebook or Twitter you will still come into contact with people you know. This isn’t truly escaping from reality and so now teens are exploring new ways in which they can forget about life for a little while.
When teens want to escape, they want somewhere they can be anonymous, have fun, flirt and explore their personalities. There is a service which provides this and it is currently on the rise. That thing is random cam sites. Using a random cam site provides all the ingredients needed to escape the drudgery of everyday life experienced by teens and these sites are becoming increasingly popular. More and more teens are using these sites as a fun way to meet new people, express their views freely and interact with people from all over the world.
When you see how popular random cam sites are becoming, sites such as Chatrandom have 60,000 users online at any given time, it is easy to see why teens are using them to escape from reality. It is the simplicity of these sites which is attracting more and more teens. They simply navigate to the random cam site, allow access to their webcam, press start and they are chatting to a random stranger. It is the perfect arena for an unpopular teen to recreate themselves and gain confidence or a teen who is feeling pressure from exams to share a laugh with a stranger. Teens are always seeking a new and easy way to escape reality and random cam sites are providing it.