People of all ages can log on 24/7 in search of whatever they need. Because of its introduction into education and its availability to just about anyone, the world will probably never be the same.
The elderly woman who is unable to drive can log onto the Internet and shop for groceries, fill a prescription or even chat with her grandchildren via web cam. People of all ages can log on 24/7 in search of whatever they need.
On the other hand, the internet is an environment in which individuals may be made vulnerable to scams, misinformation, and exploitation.
And all this electronic communication and interaction is only in its infancy!!!While there are many advantages and disadvantages to the use of the Internet, one or two stand out as the key points for children and adults alike.The interactive nature of the Internet presents a great challenge to educators, because a hundred students can be following a hundred different topics at the same time.How is the educator going to keep up with all of them?The Internet gives them the anonymity they need to lure unsuspecting children into inappropriate conversations and in some cases meeting up with them.
There are laws that keep predators away from parks and schools, but none keeping them off the Internet.Now they can attend the lecture by viewing it on the monitor, and they can record it and watch it over again at their own convenience.They may be looking at things that are a little naughty, but if that's what they're interested in they will satisfy their curiosity and then move on to other subjects.It is crucial to develop critical analysis skills and/or to be able to corroborate information before accepting it as "gospel truth." Another double-edged Internet point is that there is also a plethora of entertainment sites, including games, available to users.While this allows children and adults alike to learn new skills through games, as well as to simply have fun, it can also quickly become a new addiction, leading to "couch potato syndrome." Like most anything in life, Internet usage can become too much of a good thing.Strangely, the advantages of internet use are simply a flip side of the coin with disadvantages.