In the 21st century, people live better and more happily than ever with modern advanced mass media such as computer, television, radio. Along with them, the Internet, which provides various information and services, has emerged. It plays an important part in our life as a means of communication and endless sources of information. However, it cannot be denied that the Internet is bringing our children dangerous influence which will affect their growth. My essay's aim is to discuss both two aspects of the Internet.
Advantages of the Internet
The Internet consists of millions of individual domestic, academic, business and government networks and services. This explains the diversity of our using it to many fields in the life. For example, a person need find some news about the world today, the only thing he has to do is sitting in front of the screen and updating anything he wants. The Internet completely satisfies our desires of knowledge with its great flexibly and location. Moreover, online chat is a good chance to get closer to people all around world, which come from different nationalities and walks of life.
Disadvantages of the Internet
On the other hand, the Internet causes some bad effects, even dangerous effects on children if parents don't control their use of the information from the web. Seeing and hearing about the violence and sex, some children are to become confused and frightened, the others are just interested in figuring out the meaning of what they saw, try to bring this content into their play where they can work out their ideas and feelings. It is very, very perilous and surely exerts negative side influence on children's thoughts and behaviours.
Uses of the Internet
First, using the Internet in education gives more convenience. For example, in the WCC's library, the visitors can see many computer stations available to support them. The computers would be useless, if they didn't have Internet access. Visitors can now surf the Internet from public terminals, and can reach the databases of the library. Normally, with Internet access, visitors can connect with other resources also, because it offers the links that they can go through. In the past when we wanted to get one book, we had to look up many index cards, go to many shelves in order to get the book, and read through it. It took a lot of time. Now, thanks to the Internet, you can stay at home, and access a search engine, such as google.com. (Hawke, 2001) The only thing you have to do is type the key words. The results will come up just in a few seconds. Sometimes you can copy it to your computer or even read it on the monitor. It is more convenient, and you can save time also.
Secondly, using the Internet in communication improves our life, especially since the most common way of communications in the past has changed. We know that communication by mail was very important. During the war, the communication by mail ...