Have you ever seriously reflect upon the Internet? In recent years, the number of Internet users has remarkably and quickly increased in all parts of the world. Therefore the Internet is has become an incredible and immensely important addition in our lives and the global meeting place for all its users.
One of the main advantages of using the Internet is that of accessing to information. The Internet, “the virtual treasures trove of information”, provides the user with data on any needed subject, which s/he can use for academic or leisure purposes. This significance can be easily appreciated in the number of reports and academic papers based on information supplied by the Internet or published in websites. Apart from this, also the E-mail or Online Correspondence System contributes to the positive consideration of the Internet, as thanks to them, internet users can send and receive instant electronic messages and effectively communicate with people anywhere in the world. Finally, along with the E-mail service, Internet users can at the same time purchase interesting products in the many online stores and sites, something which has prove to be especially positive for people with a physical disability, as they now can do their shopping from the convenience of their home.
Nevertheless, certain dangers related to the usage of the Internet must be taken into consideration. For instance, the great number of unsolicited e-mails in bulk, which not only serve no purpose at all but also may obstruct the entire computer system. In addition to this, there also exists the risk of providing personal information, as it can be accessed be other users. According to police forces, cases of robbery trough the Internet related to the usage of credit card information have sharply rose during these first period of 2006. And, above all, pornography may be considered as the main negative aspect of the Internet. The thousands of pornographic sites available and easily found on the Internet may be a very serious problem, especially when considering the children’s usage of the Internet resources. This particular negative aspect has not only created a great controversy concerning the usage of the Internet by young children and adolescents but also led to the introduction of a control of the access in websites by parents and educational centres.
Having in-depth analysed the positives and negative aspects of this issue, it seems that despite of all theses illegal activities Internet users should try to stop, the Internet should be considered a very remarkable information and service provider from which millions of people benefit everyday.