The Internet And The Internet

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Technology is being invented every day, and children are growing up in a society where they are learning to use and misuse the internet. According to NSPCC, “One in five, 8 to 11-year old’s and seven in ten, 12 to 15-year old’s have a social media profile” (“Ofcom” 72). The internet can be very helpful and educational in today’s world if used properly parents just need to be sure that children are using it properly. Parents are worried about the predators and lack of physical activity that social media and the internet has caused on future generations. Haven’t parents really caused this problem on their own? As parents it’s time to unite to solve the problem, all that’s required is to become educated, and to educate our children. Children misusing the internet can lure predators, have children suffering from cyber bullying, and can cause children to have attitude and behavioral problems.
An internet predator is a person who seeks out children from all ages, talks to them sexually, and sometimes even tries to meet up with the children. According to an article about online predators, “They look for children that are emotionally vulnerable which can be related to personal issues derived from problems at school or home. They use these issues to befriend the victim and empathize with them while building a pseudo friendship and trust” (“Online Predators” 1). They will often lie about their real age to feel closer to the child. It’s a problem because so many children and teenagers

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