However, with the advancement in technology and its wide use, a new type of bullying has developed, cyberbullying, which is when a person uses technology and/or electronic devices to bully another person, typically by sending messages or posting comments of an intimidating or threatening nature. What makes cyber-bullying much more dangerous than regular bullying is that because if it on the internet, it will stay there for a long time and for everyone to see. What’s worse, is that the bully can easily hide under a different name or profile, making it harder to find out who is responsible in terms of facing consequences. It is very important to delete cyberbullying because when teenagers begin to abuse the convenience of the internet to harass others, it creates a very dangerous environment that extends outside the classroom or school. When someone is being harassed or embarrassed online, it reaches far outside of their world, and strangers all
Sometimes, government around the world use censorship for their own benefit. It stifles the opposition, broadcasting only a particular point of view. I feel that people have a right to know what’s actually going on rather than knowing only half of the truth. However, if there is a top secret in the particular country is being spread around in the internet; censorship might be useful for the government. Usually in the internet, sexual explicit content or media violence will be censored.
I couldn’t agree more with Nicholas Carr that the internet distracts and interrupts our brain rendering it shallow. The persistent usage of the internet hurts our productivity at work, makes it tougher to filter out vital information and leads to scattered thinking. Even though, the internet allows us to collect information swiftly, increase various avenues of expression like the blogs, helps to socialize through Facebook, Twitter, but it also chips away our concentration in the sense that the mind now expects to take information the way the Net distributes it. We don’t want to think anymore but expects the internet to work harder rather than exploiting our brain. In a nutshell, the internet has overshadowed our other intellectual technologies.
This is an issue present not only within the U.S. government but also in many other parts of the world. As technology advances, there is an increase in internet usage from country to country. With an increase in internet activity, the use of internet censorship becomes more prevalent. In the United States, it is a law for school and library computers from K-12 to have internet filtering put in place. Social filtering is a popular and highly accepted form of censorship.
There are also many sites that exploit children outing our innocent children in harmful situations. Pornography is very addictive and the internet makes it that much easier for an addict to feed their need; it also contributes to the shaping of attitudes, beliefs, and the values of individuals. Because of the negative effects that internet pornography has on people I believe that the government should regulate the internet and make it more difficult for people to access and to put a stop to the horrific crimes being committed against children. One of the biggest arguments there is for not regulating the internet is the amount of money that is earned through distribution of pornographic material via the internet. According to now public.com the internet’s economic engine is pornography; it is an industry that has larger revenue than “the top technology companies combined: Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo!, Apple, Netflix and EarthLink.
However it provides an entirely new medium for effective bullying known as cyber-bullying as well as stalking. In addition, the ease of communication provided by social networks is also its potential downfall; people are losing touch with real face-to-face friendships and seeing them more as a series of words and abbreviations through a screen. Further, while most people will appreciate the benefits of social media, there will inevitably be a minority who choose to abuse the privileges that social media offers. Sometimes, people aren't aware that a difference is being made, and in the case of social media, this applies, however, the difference that is being made, is one that we aren't aware of, because we wish not be aware of it. Social media is a new medium for communicating, and while some discredit its communication format for having its users being unable to convey emotion and discouraging proper spelling and grammar, these aren’t the flaws that should be scrutinised.
With all of the best and worst of human nature reflected on the Internet, it should not be a surprise to anyone that, with the growth of the Internet, there have been attempts to control how people use it. The kinds of people who try to restrict the Internet use of specific people are as wide-ranging as are their goals. They include parents, schools, commercial companies, operators of Internet Service Providers, and governments at different levels. But some of the methods used to achieve restrictions may be seen as legitimate and necessary while some of these methods are unacceptable acts of censorship and a violation of fundamental human rights. As our Human Rights state: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.” (United Nations, 1948) The creators of the Internet generally believed that “there is only one Internet, that it is global, and that it should allow any two computers anywhere in the world to communicate directly with one another.”(Floss Manuals, 2011) Now, in many respects, information has never been so free.
New generation likes to use social media as self advertisement and sometime they share very personal information. By doing this, their future privacy fells endanger and can affect badly in their mind in future which is not a good thing for the society, widely for the nation. Also, social media is hurting our society by spreading misinformation faster than any other media. Author Amanda Thomas shows a statistics in the