Internet Is A Global Area Network That Connects Computer Systems Across The World

1000 Words Oct 20th, 2016 4 Pages
The Internet is a global area network that connects computer systems across the world, and provides many different online services. This essay will argue that one concern for users of Internet is cyberbullying, because people are using online profiles to attack other users. Firstly this essay will look at the Internet, explain the importance and consequences of cyberbullying and what is being done to address this problem.
The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite to link billions of devices worldwide. The Internet enables users to access programmes to keep in touch and connect with others using programmes such as email, online gaming, news groups and peer-to-peer networks for file sharing. Social media has websites and applications (apps) that allow people to share videos, photos, and comments with other internet users (Christensson, 2015). The Internet was firstly introduced in the 1960s and became widely accepted in the 1990s. Statistics show that from December 1995 there were 16 million users worldwide, and five years later in July 2000 the number had increased to 359 million users. Furthermore, by June 2016 there were 3,611 million users (Internet World Stats, 2016). The statistics prove there will only be an increase of people who use the internet. There are many benefits from the Internet, for example Facebook, which helps families keep connected across the globe, by video chatting, messaging, and…

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