Internet Has Done More Harm Than Good in the Society. Essay

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Yes. It had allowed a large amount of criminal,offensive and Discriminatory information to be easily accessed
This sort of information would not usually be widely published via offline channels, but with the advent of the Internet it is very easily accessible by anyone like never before, and this is a dangerous president. This is dangerous as vulnerable people could easily be taken in and exploited if the discovered this material. It is quite often found that ‘lone-wolf’ terrorists, for example, have gotten their information and inspiration from the Internet.
The Internet has caused more problems than it has done good, because it has made people lazy, among other reasons.
The Internet has made people lazy. They can pay their bills
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But, are not really the case.
Some research estimates that adults in the US spend about 13 hours and teens about 31 hours online each week.
Yea, I don't think this is good. I don't think 13 hours is bad, but 31?!?! That is too much time spent socializing online which takes away from socializing in person, family time, homework, etc. My friend is in law enforcement and she just had a seminar taught by a psychologist who was talking about the generations of people who are growing up with the internet and how more and more of them are lacking in major social skills because they are so used to communicating via the internet and not person-to-person. This lack of social skills can include lack of empathy, manners, etc
On the flip side this has been a big problem. Sometimes we are overly informed. Why go to a real doctor when you have WebMD (not serious here but I know people who use that website as their doctor). Additionally, the sources on the internet are not always the most reliable. Anyone can put information out there that is misleading, uneducated and biased/hate filled. I also think that it is leading to lack of social skills especially since you can now go online to find a date. No human interaction needed before hand, the computer will find your perfect mate.
-it's dangerous: cyber stalking, etc.
-it's bad for us: people spend hours staring at the screen instead of outside. The result is eye strain, headaches,

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