Resource sites like Google and Yahoo are used extensively by teenagers to obtain information for their homework and project assignments. However, one must be weary with websites like Wikipedia as the contributors may not be certified expert on the topics in question and hence may provide inaccurate information. For example, people can edit information on Wikipedia. In their search for information, teenagers may chance upon undesired sites like how to make a bomb or different methods to commit suicide. In the recent Boston Marathon bombing, the culprits learnt how to make bombs from the Internet.
With all the endless possibilities associated with the internet, there is also a negative side to it. The internet opened the door to new ways to exploit children. It gave child predators (pedophiles and molesters) the opportunity to prey on the innocent from their home computer, share their collection with others, and conduct their business anonymously. The internet also made it extremely difficult to stop the spread of child pornography. This paper will show how the internet allowed predators to prey on children and how child pornography changed.
Lately, there have been many news stories about young adults who have committed suicide due to cyberbullying. In today’s society, the internet has become very common and it plays a major role in teenagers’ lives. They can shop, express their thoughts, and even make new friends online. It is also important to note how easy it is to distribute information across the internet in very little time. While there are positive outcomes of the internet, there still exist dangerous aspects to it, such as bullying.
Even though the internet is not a brand new thing, this question was never brought up because of how slow it used to be and because of how many people had access to it compared to now. In this day and age the amount of people who use the internet heavily for a cornucopia of things is amazing. It has now become such an integral part of society that it seems it may be changing how our brains our working. When we do anything enough times it will start to affect our brain. If we lie all the time we will start to have a brain that is tailor made to make lying easier (Neulieb).
People become glued to the internet like people have to television and their cell phones. Even the people who speak only negative of computer and internet usage are exposed to it daily, and are forced to use it for certain jobs. For example, when ordering food the orders are placed on a computer and paid for through the internet. Over thirty-three million American’s were proven to be fluent in texting, emailing, blogging, IM’ing and social networks. (Goldwasser, 667) Even people who can’t spell can text because everything is either abbreviated, or the device understands the word trying to be spelled so it finishes it for you.
According to engineer and researcher Peter G. Neumann and the privacy forum founder, Lauren Weinstein, the Internet use is riddled with vulnerabilities relating 2 to security, reliability, service availability, and overall integrity. As people navigate on the World Wide Web, they should be wary that all websites collect and sometimes share information about them, that Internet service providers may that track the pages they visit, that they could be under surveillance by secret agents and furthermore, that there are plenty malicious attacks that can be Richard Hiraldo 2013 performed on all the network layers and protocols such as the Operating Systems, Web browsers, routers and switches, email systems, etc. A decade ago, computer viruses were among the most serious attacks that concerned companies and regular home users. Nowadays, hackers and other people that originate attacks, have developed new and more complex tools and
It is shocking how people have more friends online than in real life considering the fact that they have never seen the online friends in person. Society has become dependent on electronics to the point where no one needs to be in the same household to be talking, playing, or just simply hanging out together. Social networks allow friends and family to be always together without really being near each other. So how can all this be a bad concept? According to a survey by (ASSOCHAM) 1 82% of kids aged 5 to 12 have some sort of electronic device.
On the show “To Catch a Predator” the predators that fall for the bait are arrested. This is just one of the reasons why parents are becoming more worried for their children to be using the Internet. Television shows like “To Catch a Predator” have parents asking themselves, is the internet safe for my children? The internet can be very dangerous, but there are ways for parents to better insure their child’s safety while online. One great way to start protecting your children is to have a computer in a high traffic area in the house where children can be observed.
Cyberbullying: A Growing Problem in Today’s Web Based Social World Abstract One of the biggest issues our children are facing in this century is a phenomenon known as cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is using technology to bully their victim, who is most often from the same school. It occurs by sending information that is meant to hurt someone with the use of electronic technology that is readily available, including cellphone, emails, social networking sites, etc. Today’s technology offers cyberbullies anonymity, speed, no time restraints, easy access, an audience, and not having to see their victim’s emotion. There is a similarity between traditional bullying and cyberbullying.
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/243280-how-does-technology-affect-family-communication/#ixzz3x0SjJ16c Online Networks Social interactive online networking such as Facebook and MySpace has changed the way families communicate. A study done at Indiana University asked parents for their opinions on thesewebsites. Some parents stated that a socially isolated child may become more socially isolated because all of her networks are through the computer. However, other parents believed the Internet could help a potentially depressive child. Online and Offline Interaction Parents can take control of this situation by joining Facebook with their child so that they can monitor who their child is talking to.