Pros And Negatives Of The Internet

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In the words of John Suler, a psychologist who specializes in how we use computers and online networks, "The Internet is the Wild, Wild West. The rules of the world don't apply.” (Porter, Jane. "Apps of hate?" Choices/Current Health, Mar. 2015, p. 12+. Opposing Viewpoints in context http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A402347857/OVIC?u=j064903&xid=f36940b5.). Many people may argue that technology and the internet have changed our lives for the better in ways, especially with the advanced equipment that we do have today. However, there are many negatives to using the internet such as teenagers and young children can encounter cyberbullying, children can access inappropriate websites or misuse resources, and a person’s personal information…show more content…
Another way cyberbullying occurs, is people using apps with fake numbers to text another person vindictive and cruel things thinking that it would be difficult to get the number tracked down. According to Cyber bullying statistics from the i-SAFE foundation, “Over half of adolescents and teens have been bullied online, and about the same number have engaged in cyberbullying, More than 1 in 3 young people have experienced cyber threats online. Well over half of young people do not tell their parents when cyber bullying occurs”. Parents and teens can do some things that help reduce the cyber bullying: Encourage teens to tell an adult if cyber bullying is occurring. Tell them if they are the victims they will not be punished, and reassure them that being bullied is not their fault, Teens should never tell their password to anyone except a parent, and should not write it down in a place where it could be found by others. The little things you as a parent can do can make a huge difference to whether or not your child can get cyber bullied. Just give them a certain time limit when using a computer, put the computer in the living room so you as a parent can look at what they are doing at all times, and try to not get them addicted to using the internet for everything they do in their daily life.
The internet has became a very dangerous place
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