The Internet has recently been the most significant invention of man after the telephone, tv, and automobiles. Without the Internet technology, we will have a difficult time to instantly connect and communicate on people on the other side of the world. Back then, having a long distance calls is so expensive. We will also have a very time consuming and tiring time to go to libraries to do research. With the Internet Technology,any aspect in life you want to know is ever accessible. You can even virtually roam any place on earth, from the Sahara Desert to the North Pole just by clicking the You Tube search button. Even the way business has been to amazing advancement due to the amazing power of the Internet. This is something that we'll never be phased-out because it is updated as well as upgraded every second of the day.
But today, we'll talk about the other half of the internet world. There's no doubt, the Internet technology has its bright side evident through its technological breakthroughs and contributions to the world and the society, but on the other spectrum is its darkside. Obviously, the most prevalent is the Internet pornography. Many are enticed to watch even kids who aren't still on their appropriate age. Because of the Internet's easy accessibility to anyone, the kid's vulnerable minds are potentially within harm's way. Because of these, incidence of rape and teenage pregnancies increases day by day. The same with the incidence of murder and violence , since violence is greatly sensationalized through videos about killings and the likes of it.
So the unguarded minds of the youth will perceive a twisted perception about the realities of the world, that evil such as doing promiscuous sex and violence is completely fine. There are many incidence of murder and massacre when someone do personal meet-up with a stranger they just barely knew on social media sites. There are also incidence that students loose focus on their studies because of playing online games and it is more fun than reading a book. They give more priority on playing these games than study, these leads to poor performance in school that will eventually result to poor grades. And the main culprit is their addiction to the Internet.
There were once an incidence in South Korea were there was a couple have who neglected their baby, leaving the baby alone on their house. They haven't feed their baby for several days because they are taking care of their 'virtual baby' on the Internet cafe. Unfortunately, the baby died of starvation and the couples were imprisoned.
The internet technology is one of the most essential form of technology of this modern era, but if we'll be unable to manage it, the Internet will be the one using us than us using the Internet. It shouldn't be that way.So we must practice balance. Set a specific time frame for the day using the Internet, as well as dealing with life's reality.
Find a way to entertain yourself without the expense and being dependent of the internet. Go engage into sports rather than play the whole day online gaming. Updating your status in Facebook or Twitter is okay, but it will complement and be more meaningful if you'll meet with your friends on either on Facebook and Twitter personally.
Thanks to the Internet Technology, because it makes our lives easier and more convenient. But moderation is still the key for us to have a well balanced and more fulfilling life.
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