The internet has brought about a huge dimensional change in the world. The internet is such a rage now that every one, from a little child to an adult to on old person knows how to operate it. It has proved to be both advantageous and disadvantageous to people belonging to all the sections of the society. Following are the advantages and disadvantages of internet
ADVANTAGES OF THE INTERNET
1) It is the fastest way of finding information with a click of a button. In case of emergencies, this feature of the internet comes in handy.Foe example, google is a search engine which tells you anything and that too,quickly.
2) The feature of Google Maps,which is an internet operated app, helps in showing the way to our required destination. It is really helpful in case the user is lost or needs to reach an unknown place.
3) Internet is helpful in building a business, it helps people to promote their work on a very large scale. For example, Jeff Bezos is one of the richest person of the world and he has reached this position because of the internet, as his e commerce website Amazon is one of the largest company of the world.
4) Internet is a place where many people can relax and have a good time by playing games. For example, the game FIFA is relaxing and again a website named generatefifacoins.com on the internet help in generating coins in the game.
5) Internet connects people worldwide, it helps people in communicating with people in the other end of the world, without even spending too much. For example, apps like Skype, Google Meet etc help in video calling and call with the help of an internet connection.
6) Social media websites like Facebook, Instagram etc helps us to connect with our friends and family.
DISADVANTAGES OF THE INTERNET
1) Along with a lot of useful information, the internet is the home for fake information, wrong doers and exploiters. People misuse internet to exploit other people also.
2) Internet is also a home to many fraudsters as they indulge in money laundering and illegally take your money through online banking , with the use of debit and credit cards.
3) Although internet has made our life easy and comfortable, it has spoiled the livelihood of many small vendors because people prefer shopping and buying things online rather than going out in the market and buying.
4) Internet is full of pornographic, violent and un-consumable content and if all this comes in the radar of children or teenagers, can prove to be volatile and dangerous.
5) Although social media, the main consumer of internet, might be helpful to may people but it is also a platform which enables surfacing of unhealthy beauty standards and is also a place where unsavory commenting and leg pulling happens which might not be good for the mental health of many people.
Internet is an indispensable part of our life now and I guess it is not going anywhere any time soon so, usage and consumption of the internet in a positive way is very important. Specially for children, being selective is important.