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A web search engine can provide the needed material just at a click of a button and no matter which remote corner of the world you are in, the Internet will keep you side by side of the latest developments in your area of interest.
As with every new technology there are those who speak high of the Internet and there are those who portray it in an unfavorable source of knowledge.
That is not to say that it does not have multiple other uses as well: one can avail of its services to bank, to plan and book holidays, to buy railway or aeroplane tickets, to keep in touch with one’s friends and make new ones, to share one’s thoughts with others and get their feedback on them, to chat, to play online games, to run an individual, social or political campaign, to create one’s own circle of like-minded people …
the list is yet to be exhausted, but it is surely already large enough to explain why, more and more, people all around the world are getting hooked to the Internet.
The internet is easily accessible to everyone because it is inexpensive and can be afforded by most.
While some consider it as a blessing others regard it as a curse, because the internet like everything else in the world has a good and a bad side to it.In other words, the Internet can act like an addictive drug.Is it possible that the same thing was said about television not too many years ago?According to Swami Vivekananda, to mould character should be the primary purpose of education.Character is like a mighty rock that can withstand the unruly waves of unwanted emotions without getting dislodged.I don”t know how our society can develop without having access to this vital source of development.Only a fool can do so and I don”t think that we are fools; at least, I am not.Parents and teachers have a key role to play in conditioning children to effectively use the Internet.Although many governments have woken up to the dangers of the situation, their efforts, by and large, have not paid off.At the individual level, parents and guardians can avail of content-control software to block offensive websites on individual computers or networks.At the risk of repetition one must reiterate that the best safeguard against the abuses of the Internet is one’s character.