The internet has become part of our lives. An estimated 90% of American teenagers use the net. Most of these kids visit websites to get information for their homework. Some others post their profiles on
chatrooms and send e-mails. The
growing presence of the internet in the lives of children has led psychiatrists and scientists to consider the effect it is having on them.
A prime concern of parents is that the internet affects the social skills of the children. Now there are two ways of looking at this. The internet...