Pros and Cons of the Internet
Ten years ago, the Internet was practically unheard of by most people. Today, the Internet is one of the
most powerful tools throughout the world. The Internet is a collection of various services and resources.
The Internet’s main components are E-mail and the World Wide Web. Actually, there’s a lot more to the
Internet than E-mail, search engines, celebrity web sites, up-to-the-second sports scores, and chat
rooms full of discussions. The Net also ranks as one of today’s best business tools. Almost all households
contain the Internet; however, before people connect to the Internet, they need to be aware of its
disadvantages and advantages.
Many people fear the Internet because of its disadvantages. They claim to not use the Internet
because they are afraid of the possible consequences or are simply not interested. People who have yet
connected to the Internet claim they are not missing anything. Today’s technological society must
realize that it is up to them to protect themselves on the Internet.
Children using the Internet have become a big concern. Most parents do not realize the dangers
involved when their children connect to the Internet. When children are online, they can easily be lured
into something dangerous. For example, children may receive pornography online by mistake; therefore,
causing concern among parents everywhere. Whether surfing the Web, reading newsgroups, or using
email, children can be exposed to extremely inappropriate material. To keep children safe, parents and
teachers must be aware of the dangers. They must actively guide and guard their children online. There
are a number of tools available today that may help keep the Internet environment safer for children.
Musicians are also concerned with disadvantages to the Net such as, accessibility and freedom. They
are upset because the Internet provides their music online at no charge to consumers. File-sharing
services, such as Napster,...