The internet is a very interesting place you can learn on it, you can get research for a project, and also you can connect with family and friends. But the internet can also be a very dangerous place because the websites on the internet can lead kids into inappropriate websites, lured into dangerous situations, and also posts online can have lasting effects.
Let’s start off with the inappropriate websites, well you never know what could be on that website. It could be inappropriate pictures, videos, ads and a lot more. Kids can be easily lured into that type of thing for example, if the child has a laptop in his or her room and has seen something on the television and searches for that subject and it ends up being a subject that was inappropriate and him or her ends up getting caught in the act and the parents miss understand what he or she was up to.
Now being lured into a dangerous situation that is also called “stranger danger” he or she has access to the internet and gives out personal information then predators hunt him or her down and him or her ends up being missing because of the information that was given on the accessible laptop or computer. Example, a website that I have heard about can end up getting you into this type of situation so you can never be too sure about those certain type of website.
Last but not least whatever you have posted online can have a lasting effects later in your life, example you could have a hard time trying to get a job because of what you have done. Also you could end up not being trusted in life just to do the little things that his or her parents once trusted him or her to do. Such as not being allowed to stay home alone, not being able to use the laptop or the computer for simple little things because his or her parents don’t trust him or her to go on the computer or laptop anymore.
I hope that you realize that the internet can be very helpful place but also a very dangerous place. Remember that if you ever end up getting into one of these things think of the effects that can happen which are inappropriate websites, dangerous situations, and also posts have lasting effects. Please keep the message internet safety in your mind when you’re on the computer or the laptop!
Posted March 28, 2014 by leahjv in category 2013-2014, Writing Workshop
Today I want to talk about an issue that is, in one way or another, relevant to all of us. There is no point in arguing that the Internet has become the most popular means of communication in the twenty-first century. Sharing content with your online friends is convenient, fast, fun, easy, and what probably is also crucial, free of charge or at least affordable. So, I suppose it would be strange to assume that any of you haven’t once talked in live chat, watched a video on YouTube, or shared a funny picture with your friends or colleagues through social media platforms. But, what we seldom think about are the copyright issues behind every video, picture, or song we transmit over the Internet.
Sure, we know enough about the prohibition against movies and songs being freely downloaded due to copyright laws. Still, millions of people download clips, albums, and films online free of charge every day. And while the websites that provide free content illegally are usually sooner or later reported to the government and shut down, sharing resources like video and YouTube are considered absolutely legal. But, let’s think about it for a minute: suppose you decide to make a video about how to dye your hair at home or how to assemble a HON volt chair. You make a video, upload it to your channel on YouTube, and share it with the rest of the world for free. This is totally fine up to the point when someone else decides to post your video on their wall on Facebook, or resubmit your video elsewhere for their own purposes. Now, when you posted your video for free, it was your conscious choice as a copyright holder. But, when someone else does that, it is basically a direct violation of your copyright.
Now, those of you who have at least once done what I described, raise your hand. I will have to raise mine as well, since sharing stuff that originated elsewhere is something most of us do every day without thinking of who made the video, or took the picture, and whether we should ask that person before we post their content on social media platforms.
At this point, it is clear that Internet communication is particularly hard to control in terms of copyright violation. There are a few countries that have already passed laws against Internet tort. The United States is still at the stage of free discussion about whether there should be such laws, and if so, how exactly to enforce them. So, what should we do in the meantime? I suggest we all try to be more considerate and respectful when sharing online content that is not our own. Use common sense and treat the work of other people like you would want your creative work to be treated—with respect and acknowledgement of the initial source of information. If everyone tries to follow this simple rule, I believe the Internet will become a much friendlier and more respectful environment.
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