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Internet can harm people ?

Discussion in 'Internet' started by Eduardo C. Baria Jr., Jan 12, 2020.

  1. Eduardo C. Baria Jr.

    Eduardo C. Baria Jr. New Member

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    Internet now these days is a major hobby because people spent so much time surfing online. It can bring you benefits like helping you research of something, communication, education, entertainment, income and even success. However, it can also harm people?

    There's number of negative effects on this technology we have these days like being poor in social skills, it can also affect us physically. There's a study that one of the most dangerous effects of technology is obesity and mental health. Security and personal identifiable information also can be risk online. There’s a high case report these past years that people without realizing limits and doesn’t have essential knowledge was the victim.
     
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    I agree completely. It's not even a hobby, it's an addiction! We should NOT hide the darkness. We shouldn't be cowering from the facts and instead, bring relevant solutions. The question lies in what outweighs the other.

    What is your opinion on that? What do you think are the things we can do about it?
     
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    The Internet like any other invention has its advantages and disadvantages. Well, online is not a safe place especially when you get exposed. The web is full of criminals in the name of hackers who won't hesitate on blackmailing and getting that coin from you once the access that vital data.

    Other than financial extortion, cyber-bullying is the other ugly side of the internet. People have been reported to have commit suicide thanks to being bullied online.
     
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    Although the internet has blessed us with countless assets, there is no doubt that it is harmful in many regards. It is a known fact that it can easily devastate your mental and physical health. With cyberbullying being all too common, people can easily fall into depression and develop a low self esteem. The internet opens opportunities for people all around the world to interact with each other, so harassment is bound to occur at any given time.

    Not to mention that anyone can become addicted to the internet and its gifts. Not responsibly using the internet can foster a number of consequences including developing social anxiety from spending so much time online and isolating yourself from social interaction in person. With an addiction like this, people are less inclined to tend to their personal hygiene. A severe loss of motivation to engage in healthy habits such as working out can also occur.

    All these factors can seriously change a person for the worst. This is why it is important to monitor your time usage online and take as many breaks from it as possible in order to live a healthy and rewarding life.
     
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    As all of you guys have mentioned, Internet has a lot of advantages. Nevertheless, sometimes it is a supremely dangerous place to visit. People with unstable mental health should be very careful. One of the biggest Internet threats is Internet fraudsters. Since the Internet became a place for trade, people started all that fraudulent stuff. You can lose your money at websites that seem reliable. Internet is a place where fraudsters can steal your personal information and sell it.

    Please, take care! Internet is still a great place for spending your time with pleasure.
     
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    Everything is dangerous at some point. It's up to the individual to break their own cycle of dependence on their gadgets, but I really don't think of it in the sense that it's the internet's fault.

    in Phaedrus Plato said that books were bad for students, because they would come to rely on the book to remember things for them instead of strengthening their own memory. It's almost laughable now. He had a point of course, you can't always grab the manual if something goes wrong, but who these days would slap a book out of a kid's hand? Then, then there was the time the publication Scientific American ("Chess-Playing Excitement, 2 July, 1859) said that chess was "...a mere amusement of a very inferior character, which robs the mind of valuable time that might be devoted to nobler aquirements."

    Any obsession can throw a person off course. If someone's spending too much time on the internet, that's a personal failing more than some failing of the internet. The allure of always-online content every second of the day is pretty strong but the good it does outweighs the bad.

    Factually speaking, I'd say that "The internet can harm people" is a factually correct statement, in the same way that pocket knives can slip and cut your fingers, sunglasses can rub spots on your nose, your antihistamine makes you drowsy. So, yeah. It's correct, but now the question must actually be asked; does something need done about it? Or do we need people to take responsibility and put the phone down now and again, and remember to install an anti-virus?
     

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