The Disadvantages of the Internet. Essay655 words - 3 pages When the Internet was first introduced to the public, it marked an extraordinary change in every aspect of our lives. Today, with the explosive increase of sites on the Internet, technology has taken another dramatic rise. In the midst of this technological explosion, we might stop and ask some key questions. Is the Internet good or bad for education? Are students learning more or less? And what, exactly, are they learning? Although, using the Internet to research instead of encyclopaedias has become a reality for most high school students, the idea of the... VIEW DOCUMENT
Duty of Care For Students Essay1411 words - 6 pages A. Introduction Children are at risk of injuring themselves at any time. Parents have different expectations of teachers as a professional than that of themselves when caring for their own children. When forcing parents to put their children in school by law at the age of six years and six months (Department of Education Western Australia, 2011), the Department must implement a Duty of Care to help protect Teachers and the children that are in their care. These expectations or breaches of; can result in injuries or legal proceedings. Teachers as professionals must act at all times, using ‘reasonable care’(WADOC) to prevent ‘an injury that was reasonably foreseeable’(WADOC). Following the... VIEW DOCUMENT
Internet Usage Among Different Gender of IIUM Students1977 words - 8 pages In the world of education especially among the students at the level of higher learning institutions, the use of Internet as a medium of gaining information is being concerned. Oxford dictionaries perceived the word of Internet as: “A global computer network providing a variety of information and communication facilities, consisting of interconnected networks using standardized communication protocols.” Internet comes in useful if the students can use it for a particular purpose or in a particular situation. The usefulness of internet is perceived as high since it gives bundles of information and this technology is can be found free of charge or being charge cheaper than the others methods.... VIEW DOCUMENT
Anonymous Internet Access and the Temptation for Students to Download Data Illegally4838 words - 19 pages Copyright refers to the owner of the original work's excusive rights. The concept of copyright was first established in Britain after the development of the printing press. In 1557 the Stationers' Company received a Royal Charter establishing a monopoly over the printing industry and was given the right to enforce its copyright. Starting in 1603, anyone to violate the Royal Charter was labeled a "Pirate".Online piracy based on the copyright infringement through the use of the internet, emerged with the commercialization of the World Wide Web starting in 1996, the availability of high speed internet... VIEW DOCUMENT
The Benefits of Aromatherapy for Students1943 words - 8 pages Introduction Aromatherapy is defined as the therapeutic usage of fragrant liquids in order to advance mental and physical health (Lua & Zakaria, 2012). These therapeutic oils are made from the distilling or steaming of plants (Lua & Zakaria, 2012). Some various uses of aromatherapy include wound-healing, sedative, antibacterial, analgesic, calming, and stimulating effects (Lua & Zakaria, 2012). Aromatherapy claims to have its roots in India as well as ancient Egypt (Lua & Zakaria, 2012). Studies that show that the use of oils, such as lavender, can be used to control symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and pain in patients of postoperative events (Kim, Kim, Yeo, Hong, Lee, & Jeon, 2011). ... VIEW DOCUMENT
Censorship of the Internet for Children3548 words - 14 pages Censorship of the Internet for Children The Internet is one of the most profound and important technological advancements of this era. It has touched the lives of hundreds of millions of people all over the world. The Internet has become so embedded into our everyday life that for many, life would almost be unbearable without an internet connection. The Internet has enabled so many people who are so far away from each other a means of communication. It eased the burden of contacting loved ones across the world from each other. Not only does the Internet provide a digital communication playground for users, it also provides them with a sea of invaluable resources. The wealth of... VIEW DOCUMENT
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of online shopping for consumers in Hong Kong.889 words - 4 pages In the past few years, a great deal of people created an online shop and exploit the online purchasing market in Hong Kong. Not only had some general residents do that, but also some large-scale chain stores, such as, IKEA and Sasa. These stores have also established their own online shopping system. In addition, the online shopping phenomenon has continuous increase. While some online shopping system’s users welcome this new technology that provides a convenient purchasing platform, others doubt the risks that follow to appear. This paper examines both the arguments for and against on consumers shopping online and provide suggestions based on these arguments. A number of consumers... VIEW DOCUMENT
A discussion on Benefits and Disadvantages of Social Media for Business959 words - 4 pages Peidan Chen 13101547dMIS Individual PaperPeidan ChenStudent #: 13101547DA discussion on Benefits and Disadvantages of Social Media for BusinessThe definition of Social Media changes and varies from time to time because of the evolution of its usage (Cohen, 2011). One of the most popular definitions of social media is suggested by the Oxford Dictionary: Social media is the websites and applications that allow users to create and share ideas or join in social networking. Social media has become a popular platform for business to advertise its company and products since 20th century. Kitt (2012) believes that many of the social media websites have launched... VIEW DOCUMENT
What were the advantages and disadvantages of Nazi rule for the German people up to 1939?927 words - 4 pages What were the Advantages and Disadvantages of Nazi Rule for the German People up to 1939?Nazism seemed to end the effects of the great depression. The German economy had been devastated in 1929 when the great depression happened, but surprisingly, it was looking more prosperous afterwards! In 1938 national income was the highest Germany had seen, which was higher than what Germany had before the great depression by eight billion marks! Although wages had not overtaken the level that wages were at in 1928, industrial and consumer goods were... VIEW DOCUMENT
Fostering Acceptance of Needs-Based Fairness for Inclusion Students in Future Classrooms of Teacher Education Students859 words - 3 pages Purpose and Hypotheses of Study The study by Berry (2008) had a purpose of fostering acceptance of needs-based fairness for inclusion students in future classrooms of teacher education students. An open-ended question guiding the study sought to find out novice teachers views about fairness (Berry, 2008). The goal of the study involved seeking understanding of a situation and examining the teachers’ views regarding fairness. Fairness is investigated because it holds implications for teachers’ ideals and pedagogy of inclusion. Sample Participants in the study by Berry (2008) comprised a subset of 47 of the 89 graduate students enrolled in six sections of a special education... VIEW DOCUMENT
Positive and Negative Effects of e-learning for Students1329 words - 5 pages POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE EFFECTS E-LEARNING FOR STUDENTS Nowadays, E-learning has become an increasingly popular approach to learning in higher education institutions due to the rapid growth of Internet technology. As we can see, most higher education institutions using e-learning to improve the education of students and enhance their technology skills. E-learning can give us a lot of positive effects, especially students; however, the technological content was twice the decline and needs. Computer technology, especially the development of network technology includes both great conveniences to human activity, life, education and negative influences. So far, if e-learning is considered as... VIEW DOCUMENT
Duty of Care Policy for Students Document Analysis1658 words - 7 pages A. Introduction It is evident that there are many day to day activities within the school community that teachers can face when it comes to caring for students. The Duty of Care for Students policy from the Western Australian Department of Education describes many ways in which teachers should direct their duty of care to students. This report will discuss how teachers and other members of teaching staff should direct their duty of care to students as stated within the duty of care policy in context of a primary school. (The Department of Education and Training in Western Australia, 2007) The three scenarios in this report will highlight the need for the Duty of Care for Students policy... VIEW DOCUMENT
Limitation Of Twenty Hour Work Week For International Students591 words - 2 pages There is a trend that the study fees of international student rise around 10% every year in Australia, as a result, many overseas students do a part-time job during their semesters. In fact, many students who did more part-time job during college life cannot find a job after they graduate from the university due to disruptions in their study time. Therefore, it is necessary to limited the amount of part-time work that international student do. Firstly, the aim of international students is study which can bring them more ability to give a higher profit in the future. Secondly, students may be worried about their study fees and life costs; it is because parents prepared sufficient money to... VIEW DOCUMENT
Review of Marketing Standards for the First Year Students803 words - 3 pages Marking the assignments I was reading the literature about correct essay writing in law. First I was reading information about how the legal essay supposed to be written. Then, I was reading essays for assessment and making conclusions on which it is written.I will review in my assignment which standards I followed to mark essays of both students. Then I will turn to their essays and it's marking. First I will give my comments for the essays and their marking criteria. Finely I will report on my application at the marking criteria for the enclosed essays and I will provide my professional opinion on the ways in which... VIEW DOCUMENT
The Potential of The Internet For Small Business Development3418 words - 14 pages The Potential of The Internet For Small Business DevelopmentAreas of business opportunity for SMEs using the internet.Why use the internet for marketing - On top of helping a small business develop, the internet also has the potential to increase the market profile of a small business. The internet is growing rapidly and many businesses have already harnessed its communication potential. Any small business with an iota of how to succeed will look upon the internet and its facilities such as the World Wide Web and email as a massive marketing opportunity. (www.bcentral.co.uk)The Web is... VIEW DOCUMENT
Use of the Internet as a Tool for Piracy1446 words - 6 pages Use of the Internet as a Tool for Piracy The internet is an ever increasingly powerful tool for finding everything from entertainment to reference to daily news. When first created, the internet was only a shadow of what it has become. Most people didn't even have a computer, let alone a connection to the internet. In the last decade, however, computers have become more and more affordable, and internet service providers have become far more widespread. According to the World Almanac and Book Of Facts 2001 "By early 2000, more than 300 million people around the world were using the Internet, and it is estimated that by 2005, 1 billion people may be connected" (World Almanac). As with... VIEW DOCUMENT
E Commerce. Impact of Internet for the airline industry.4056 words - 16 pages Executive SummaryAviation and air services industry is a large, competitive, and challenging industry, characterised by high capital and labour requirement, together with customer participation during transactions hence service fulfilment.Providing great reach and the potential for rich interaction, the internet is a natural medium for travel transactions. Airlines are turning to e-commerce to keep business flying, and the reason they are focusing on selling tickets through their Web sites is that it is the cheapest distribution channel.From the customers perspectives, Internet have revolutioned the way of buying flight ticket. Customers can now purchase their tickets... VIEW DOCUMENT
The Western Australian Department of Education (WA DoE) Duty of Care for Students Policy1714 words - 7 pages Introduction This report aims to provide a better understanding of the Western Australian Department of Education (WA DoE) Duty of Care for Students Policy by discussing its rationale, the issues covered, its importance and who is subject to its requirements. It will also discuss the implications and applications of the policy in relation to three scenarios. Discussion 1. The Policy Rationale for writing the policy: The rationale for writing the WA DoE Duty of Care for Students Policy is to provide clear guidelines for teaching staff to follow to ensure the duty of care for students has been met. Tronc (as cited in Newnham, 2000, p. 50) argues “Teachers have a legal responsibility for... VIEW DOCUMENT
The internationalisation of education has benefits for both local and international students. Discuss.1589 words - 6 pages In recent times a large number of students spent a semester abroad to improve their knowledge about foreign languages and also to make new experiences concerning other cultures and habits. Therefore students have to face with a variety of problems due to a new environment such as understanding difficulties or different social behaviour and attitudes. Despite occurring problems, it has been suggested that international students might benefit from new experiences in a foreign country, whereas domestic students are likely to acquire appropriate social skills and to widen their horizon. After giving a short definition of internationalisation of education, this paper will discuss both, the... VIEW DOCUMENT
The Importance of Early Reading Intervention for Students who Demonstrate Difficulties with Reading1482 words - 6 pages There is no one answer for having a reading problem in one’s life. These problems could be associated with culture, environment, health, self esteem, teaching styles, etc. There is also no one reason for acquiring a reading difficulty and thusly no one method of intervention will work for all students Reading allows students to do as well as other students in content area classes. Without having, good reading skill students fall behind and see themselves as poor readers. A poor reader will try to avoid reading, will not want to put much effort into reading, and will not be likely to have a high level of comprehension in reading. The attitude a child has about himself as a reader... VIEW DOCUMENT
The Use of Alcohol Should be Banned for all State University Undergraduate Students1414 words - 6 pages The Use of Alcohol Should be Banned for all State University Undergraduate Students "According to the Core Institute, an organization that surveys college drinking practices, 300,000 of today's college students will eventually die of alcohol-related causes such as drunk driving accidents, cirrhosis of the liver, various cancers and heart disease" (Phoenix House). All around the State campus, at frat parties, in black-light-lit dorm rooms, and even at casual social gatherings, alcohol can be found in abundance. Despite the many downsides to alcohol use, college students as a whole maintain a very casual attitude toward drinking. I believe that drinking causes many more problems than it... VIEW DOCUMENT
Articles about Involvement in Gang Violence and Methods of Prevention for Students1381 words - 6 pages In low income areas and large cities, gang violence is a major problem many parents hope their children will avoid. Unaffordability makes the option of relocating out of the question for the majority of families. Very few people from neighborhoods such as this are able to go to college because of the expense and lack of motivation from the students. Scholarships are the only hope for kids who grow up in environments like downtown Oakland or Berkeley, California. Scholarships can only be granted through outstanding skills in academics, sports, and extracurricular activities, though, not because a student has the ability to stab with a knife, torment innocent pedestrians on the street, or... VIEW DOCUMENT
The Benefits of Music For Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder3319 words - 13 pages Improving concentration among students is a well thought about topic, distractions in classroom are endless; from phones to friends, students have a superfluous number of thoughts on their minds’. Improving concentration of students with a condition like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), is however more challenging. “Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition that affects millions of children and often persists into adulthood. ADHD includes a combination of problems, such as difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior.” (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2013) With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, students have more of a... VIEW DOCUMENT
Causal Theories, Indicators and Remediations for Educators of Dyslexic Students - a New Zealand Context.1385 words - 6 pages DyslexiaA difficulty with decoding and encoding the abstract symbols of written languageDespite:normal cognitive ability (intelligence)normal hearingnormal visionThis suggests a neurological basis for this difficulty.General facts about dyslexia:*Dyslexia exists on a continuum of severity.*Dyslexia has a genetic component...up to a 50% probability of being inherited if both parents are dyslexic. The implications of this are serious for home support.*The prevalence of dyslexia in English-speaking countries is high, as the... VIEW DOCUMENT
The Quality of Life for Working Students Living in Davao City1160 words - 5 pages Felce (2005) a quality of life defined as a highly subjective measure of happiness that is an important factor of many financial decisions. The factors that play a role in quality of life contrast according to personal preferences, but they often include financial security, job satisfaction, family life, health and safety. A model of quality of life is proposed that integrates objective and subjective indicators, a broad range of life domains, and individual values. It takes account of concerns that externally derived norms should not be applied without reference to individual differences. According to Felce (2005) a financial decisions usually involve a trade-off where quality of life is... VIEW DOCUMENT
Analysis of the Sharpeville Massacre - useful for UK OCR history students5525 words - 22 pages South Africa Coursework1.Study Sources A & B-How far do these sources agree about what happened in Sharpeville?Source A is a journalist (Humphrey Tyler); Tyler was a journalist for a South African newspaper. Tyler was unique in being the only journalist in Sharpeville on the day of the massacre; this makes Tyler a primary source. Tylers account seems to be of the opinion that the police over-reacted.Source B is a report in an English newspaper. The report was published the day after the Sharpeville massacre making it a secondary source. Source B clearly gives the impression that... VIEW DOCUMENT
Communications Decency Act, The Fight For Freedom of Speech on the Internet1625 words - 7 pages The Communication Decency Act is a bill which has insulted our right as Americancitizens. It's a bill which SHOULD not pass. I'll share with you how Internet users arereacting to this bill, and why they say it is unconstitutional.Some individuals disagree with one part of the bill. According tohttp://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ query/z?c104:s.652.enr:, which has the CommunicationsDecency Act on-line for public viewing,: 'Whoever uses an Internet service to send to aperson or persons under 18 years of age......any comment, request, suggestion, proposal,image,........or anything offensive as measured by contemporary community... VIEW DOCUMENT
The Factors That Affect Mathematics In A Group Of Grade Five Students In A Rural School: Design for the Collection of Data891 words - 4 pages Design for the Collection of DataNumeracy is imperative for endurance in this competitive world. It is very important that students/people are numerate as this will help to determine their life opportunities. The students, the researcher are studying have not accurately mastered the required level in numeracy, consequently will experience major difficulties if this problem is not combated. In an effort to authenticate her opinion the researcher will use the survey method to gather data that will provide information on some factors that affect the Mathematics Performance of a Group of Grade Five students in a rural school in Clarendon.A survey is described by Creswell (2005) as a... VIEW DOCUMENT
Compares/Contrasts Continuum of Services and Inclusion for educating students with special needs in a general education system (about 4 pages).1320 words - 5 pages There are a number of ways by which children with special needs can be educated within the confines of the general education system. The two most popular options are the continuum of services option and the inclusive schools option.The continuum of services option offers educational services to students with special needs in a range of settings, which can include, as well as the regular classroom, resource rooms, separate classrooms, and specialized schools. It assumes that special education services and programs within the educational system retain a separate identity, with special staff within a central administration that oversee and manage specialized placements and procedures.... VIEW DOCUMENT
METHODOLOGY AND PROCEDURE: very good example of methodology chapter for Master Students1611 words - 6 pages METHODOLOGY AND PROCEDUREThis paper will discuss the method of research to be used, the respondents of the study, the sampling technique, the instrument to be used, the validation of the instrument, the administration of the instrument and the statistical treatment of the data that will be gathered.Method of Research to be usedAccording to Swetnam (2000) "Writing Your Dissertation" How To Books, research falls into two basic styles, "objective" and "subjective". Objective approaches are concerned with the physical characteristics and the external world, universally applicable rules and laws, tested... VIEW DOCUMENT
ICT and Education1056 words - 4 pages ICT has a huge range of functions in education such as; communication, learning tools, administration, information sources and distance learning. ICT has therefore had quite an impact on education; for instance, the National Curriculum demands children be taught to use computers early on so as they progress into secondary, further and higher education, they are then adept in utilising applications software. Consequently, ICT is used in virtually all of the subjects that the students are taught, whether it be English, maths, modern foreign languages, etc. ICT in the past In the early 1980’s Britain introduced computers to schools. Due to inadequate investment by the government, every... VIEW DOCUMENT
The Internet's Affect on Socialization1376 words - 6 pages The Internet's Affect on Socialization In our modern society, technology has impacted out lives in almost every aspect imaginable. Our life style has become one of the new eras, dealing substantially with strands of new technology each day. Today, many households contain at least one personal computer. The simplest things have all changed in account of newer, better, faster, and more efficient forms of advanced technology. A primary focus can be taken alone on the impact computers have had in our changing world. To narrow the scope further, I have analyzed the impact that the Internet has had upon people, and their lives. The Internet is a conglomeration of worldwide networks... VIEW DOCUMENT
Impacts of Technology on Digital Learning1593 words - 6 pages Introduction Digital learning is defined as learning through digital devices such as computers, tablets, or smart phones over the Internet. It is also known by other names, such as virtual learning, online learning, e-learning, distance learning, or continuing education. Digital learning was first introduced as “Computer Assisted Learning Center” in 1982 . The first online course was introduced by “Computer Assisted Learning Campus” in 1994, in which students can take courses over the web . Michael Chasen and Matthew Pittinsky founded Blackboard in 1997. In 1999, Blackboard, SmartThinking and e-campus became popular among different universities around the world. Between 2002 and 2008,... VIEW DOCUMENT
Sensible Anonymity on the Internet1674 words - 7 pages Sensible Anonymity on the Internet Abstract: This paper is an analysis of the anonymity of Internet users. Specifically, what are the benefits and disadvantages created by anonymity on the Internet, and how can the disadvantages be lessened without adversely affecting the benefits? The rapid growth of the Internet’s popularity is staggering. In 1990 few people outside the research community knew of it, and today it is estimated that there are more than 300 million Internet users worldwide (1). It is unlikely that any previous notable form of media or technology (radio, telephony, automobiles, or television, for instance) gained such widespread usage so quickly. When one adds... VIEW DOCUMENT
The Effects of Technology on Students869 words - 3 pages The Effects of Technology on Students Change is constant. Though one may not be able to see the change, one can look back through the course of a year or maybe even a few months and see the change. Technology has transformed with our culture. There are many benefits for students with the new advancements of technology. Teachers have seen many of these benefits with the influence of technology on their students. Many students find a sense of accomplishment when working with technology. Students are now more willing to write and work on computational skills (Estey). Then students find these tasks appealing and are able to achieve more. Another area that technology has... VIEW DOCUMENT
Internet Shopping1439 words - 6 pages Internet Shopping The Internet's popularity has dramatically escalated over the past few years and has become an integral part of daily life. It has wide spread uses ranging from obtaining information, downloading files, business advertisement to Internet commerce, which plays a major part in Internet practice. Our social structure is pressuring society to connect to the Internet, with schools world wide becoming more Web based and universities now have lectures, which can be solely viewed over the Internet. Within the next few years the potential and capabilities of the Internet are endless. With that in mind the following assignment will examine a continuously flourishing component of... VIEW DOCUMENT
United States' education system VS. Asian countries' education system1273 words - 5 pages When you think about stereotype what comes to mind? Stereotypes play a major role for every race in the United States. It cannot be avoided in this country because the diversity makes it inevitable for the stereotypes to simply just disappear. For example, the people with a southern accent are portrayed as unintelligent. Asians are often seen as being the standard of academic excellence that others are measured to. However, not every Asian is smart; most tend to be lazy because they have become too comfortable in the American society. As a second generation Asian American, I have gotten too comfortable with the... VIEW DOCUMENT
The Future of Children1219 words - 5 pages The Future of Children Visualize a time where all the children and teens attended a school that would have no teachers or peers. This is how it would feel if the children attend online school everyday. Many people think that online schooling would really help them but it really ends up being a bigger challenge. When a student takes an online course, they have to be on a computer all day and that is the only way they learn. The courses will charge the user a huge fee for attending their online classes even though they hardly do anything for the consumers. Students usually do not have many friends doing the same thing, so they will not be able to help each other. Online schooling is not a... VIEW DOCUMENT
The Internet1856 words - 7 pages The Internet, or Net, is a vast network of computers that connect many of the world's businesses, institutions, and individuals. The computers that form the Internet range from a various number of huge mainframes in research used to span Internet access to PCs all over the world. Despite the recent publicity, the Internet is not a new thing. Its' roots lie in a collection of computers that were linked together in the 1970s to form the US Department of Defense's communications systems. Fearing the consequences of nuclear attack, there was no central computer holding vast amounts of data, but instead the information was dispersed across thousands of machines. A protocol known as TCP/IP was... VIEW DOCUMENT
Using Technology for Research and Learning in the Field of Education2277 words - 9 pages Using Technology for Research and Learning in the Field of Education In the last decade technology has expanded greatly. Now, we can order movie tickets, make reservations, and even listen to music without ever leaving the comfort of our own homes. But technology tools are not only used for entertainment purposes. These tools also help us learn and explore new things. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effectiveness of technology tools as they apply to learning and research within education. Tools for Teaching and Learning The computer is a very important tool used in education. “During the past three decades, computers have become the most talked about, written about,... VIEW DOCUMENT
The Impact of Technology on a Home Schooled Education2122 words - 8 pages The Impact of Technology on a Home Schooled Education The field of technology is constantly improving, expanding, and changing. Over the past decade, Internet use and web-based communication have sky rocketed, enabling businesses, families, schools, and students to communicate more efficiently. An abundance of information is now available, literally, at the “click of a button.” This decade-long expansion of technology has had a remarkable impact on the effectiveness of home schooling, making sources available in seconds and instilling valuable life skills in each student that are vital for a successful future in this world of technological growth. The purpose of this research paper... VIEW DOCUMENT
Lost in Cyberspace1726 words - 7 pages Because so many people are using the internet daily, the door for social media abuse is wide open. When children are using social media sites, they should be supervised closely by their parents. Though parents are generally vigilant about supervising and protecting their children on the internet, 41% of children ages 13-17 are not effectively supervised because their parents THINK they know what websites their child is visiting, they actually don't. 62% of internet users say their parents have no knowledge of the websites they access daily. Lack of supervision could lead to exposure of different kinds of content, content that they are not used to. Though teens may argue that they want more... VIEW DOCUMENT
Effects of Social Networking1255 words - 5 pages “Opponents of social networking say that the sites prevent face-to-face communication; waste time on frivolous activity; alter children’s brains and behavior making them more prone to ADHD; and spread false and potentially dangerous information” stated in the article (Are Social Networking Sites Good for Our Society)? Social networking is changing the world of today. Teens assume social networking as beneficial but there are several disadvantages. Social networking has impacted teen’s lives’ and perspectives of the world. Social networking spreads false information, lacks privacy, lowers grades, and ends friendships. Social networking spreads unreliable and false information. “49.1% of... VIEW DOCUMENT
The Sticky Web1092 words - 4 pages What is the greatest innovation of the twentieth century? The web? Something about this cobweb just captures the imagination of anyone who gets a glimpse of the possibilities made available. This has led to people spending more and more time online. It has altered the very way that civilization conveys basic day-to-day information. College students today have had easy access to the internet their entire lifetime. Nevertheless, the disadvantages of this popular time passer are steadily increasing, as the price for this activity we call ‘surfing the web’ has evolved into more than just the currency and time we spend each passing day. One of the more well-known issues caused by the internet, is... VIEW DOCUMENT
Disadvantages Of Internet For Students Essay Examples
Merits and demerits of internet
The contemporary life has been accentuated by the immense contributions of the most famous and innovative creation of the 21st century in technology, the internet. The internet has contributed to various sectors by facilitating fast and timely communication, improved access to information, facilitated learning, entertainment, and business. However, with its numerous benefits, various disadvantages have occasioned, making it both a blessing and a challenge as discussed below.
The internet has promoted communication. It has done so by allowing individuals to communicate with others located in various parts of the world. Communication avenues such as emails, video chats, and social media platforms, have made it possible for one to communicate with others from the comfort of their homes and increased the speed of receiving messages. Consequently, due to the many internet-enabled modes of communication, more people in the world can communicate efficiently.
The internet is a source of information. It has brought together information from various sources, experts, websites, books, and journals on one platform making it effortless for anyone to find information about different topics such as law, business, religion, and technology among others. The internet utilizes search engines such as Google and Yahoo that customize searches and provide relevant information for one’s perusal. Additionally, platforms such as YouTube also provide different kinds of information in video form that entertains, informs and educate. Moreover, the Internet offers options where people can contribute and discuss the information they are searching.
The internet facilitates learning. Its incorporation in school systems is in various ways. First, by supporting distant and online learning whereby a teacher uploads course materials, videos, and exams through the internet and students in different parts of the world access them. Secondly, it facilitates the efficient and convenient running of institutions. Through the web, students register for courses, pay school fees, hand in their assignments and check their results online. Thirdly, it supports education by influencing students’ research. Through the Internet, students can gather information and prepare their assignments and projects.
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The internet has heightened loss of information. With the ease in access numerous sources of information, the internet causes its loss through hacking and virus attacks. Criminals gain access to one’s information by breaching the security parameters applied on people’s computer and accessing information such as passwords, bank information, emails and private information. Also, it facilitates data loss through the introduction of malicious software (malware) on one’s computer or phone, which might result in a system crash.
The internet has led to the loss of touch with the real world due to concentration on the virtual one. People have become more dependent on the internet for communication, shopping, entertainment and learning. Thus, people fail to engage in face-to-face communications with family, friends, and colleagues. Consequently, it destroys their emotional connections and interactions, heighten their chances of developing depression and becoming isolated. The presence of avenues of entertainment such as games causes children to shun away from outdoor activities consequencing antisocial behavior.
The internet has created anonymity that ruins morals. It has brought people together to similar platforms, and since it does not require honesty for one to use it, particularly in social media platforms, people connect, communicate and become friends with virtual strangers who misrepresent themselves. Consequently, the aspect of anonymity empowers some individuals to stalk on others, commit crimes, bully and swindle others thereby destroying morals.
The internet brings numerous benefits to people’s lives. It promotes communication, eases access to information and education. However, its demerits make it a danger to the society. Insecurity of information, autonomy, and loss of touch with the virtual world makes it a challenge to families and teacher especially when exposed to children. Nevertheless, with caution and regulations applied to its uses, people can reap the benefits with confidence.