The Positive uses of the Internet outweigh the Negatives
“Of foremost concern is the need to make sure that internet security is well in place to prevent the negative effects of the internet to innocent people.” - Patrick A. Regoniel 2012; The Effects of the Internet Since the internet’s public use in 1989, it has affected the population in both positive and negative ways. The ability to remain connected with distant friends and relatives and to exchange vital information has been of extreme use to us personally and as a culture. Yet, as with any new technology, people tend to look at the negative side of things. They see the internet as a place where real life social interaction is ruined and how it is a danger to people on a physical level. The exact same thing occurred when the television was invented and during the time when rock music became very popular. These arguments have already been thoroughly examined with no definite conclusions made. I intend to show people how the internet benefits us in ways that far defeat the negative effects. The first (and most commonly) discussed aspect of the internet has to be social interaction. Sites such as Facebook and Twitter allow the earth’s population to pose their views on a subject while also having just as much say as another person. “Social Networking sites are a place where sexual predators and internet hackers are free to wreak havoc” this is a very common counter statement to social n...