Internet- Boon Or Bane?
The Internet is said to be a pool of information wherein you can find information on any topic. It is the best place to gain knowledge and information along with being in constant touch with your dear ones. Despite many advantages and benefits, Internet is still considered to be the unsafe zone for the kids as they may fall prey to the criminals in the world of immense pain and treachery. Every year so many children fall victim to internet predators. The fortunate ones are involved with them over the internet only and never actually meet the predator, whereas the unlucky ones who meet them face to face are often abducted, raped, tortured or even killed. If friends, family members, or even law enforcement agencies discover these relationships in time, they put an end to them, however, often they get to know too late and the damage is done. By sensing this danger many Internet companies like America Online, Yahoo and Netscape have started offering a feature of parental vigilance. This restricts the kid's access to the Internet and parents get the chance to monitor them. Simply stated, if you don't allow your kids to watch obscene shows on television, they shoul not be allowed to access or open any unsuitable site. It's a good idea to talk to your child and explain the internet safety techniques. Keep a close watch on what kind of persons your child is conversing with, and monitor them during the conversation. Always be there for your child when he or she wants to share something with you. Usually, schools and libraries have strict limits in place when dealing with children's access to the internet. If this is not the case, do not allow your child to access the World Wide Web at any of these locations or carefully monitor his or her surfing time while at these unsecure locations. Furthermore, speak with school boards or city chairs regarding the lax rules at these locations. Another precaution that needs to be taken is at your child's friend's place. You should make your stance on internet access be known to all parties concerned. Preferably, your child and the friend should not be allowed to access the World Wide Web without adult supervision. In your own home, place the family computer in a place where others can see the screen. Instead of having a separate home office, put the family computer in the kitchen or family room. This ensures your child is never alone while explore the internet and you can be present if any problems arise. Also, teach your child about the dangers of the internet. You should not deliberately scare your child into a certain behavior, but let him or her know the potential problems that may arise. Also notify your child of the proper way to report problems or screennames of individuals who are participating in unsavory communication. You have to ensure your child's protection while on the internet to make him or her make the best use of the World Wide Web. The internet can be a fantastic place for kids of all ages provided you teach your child to distinguish between the right and wrong of the internet. Read more: http://www.articlesnatch.com/Article/Internet--Boon-Or-Bane-/109000#ixzz13NYS19V6 Under Creative Commons License: Attribution No Derivatives
Internet Revolution - Is It A Boon Or Bane?
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Submitted by: abhi12345 Date Submitted: 11/11/2008 Category: Science Words: 1826 Pages: 8 Views: 1318
Popularity Rank: 3443 The Internet Revolution: A Boon or a Bane!
write an e-mail and send it over the internet to whosoever you want. the Internet is the acronym for millions of computers. select and order a book over the Internet. the Internet network belongs to no one (or should we say. What it meant was that the country no longer had to beg to feed its millions. spread all over the world.
The Internet resembles a city centre offering diverse services. The Internet however provides the reader the means to access millions of books and journals through online libraries. (The world cup was just round the corner). No sooner had he entered. A city centre has coffee shops where one may engage in quiet and not so quiet conversation with acquaintances and strangers alike. Sanjoy.Poddar Head Dept. a humble computer network that was created in the 1960’s to keep communication channels open in the event of a nuclear war. sift through its catalogues. He finally gave in to his tantrums and went to visit the big TV showroom near his house. It was not invented but evolved over a period of time as a consequence of peoples’ desire to share knowledge and information and to communicate. Mr Sarkar’s experience is worth narrating. e-mail takes at most a few seconds to reach its destination. And now we are in the midst of another revolution of a totally different kind.Dr A. all the salesmen converged upon him and proceeded to lecture him for the next half hour on the virtues of the latest digital flat screen TVs. over a period of three decades. catering primarily to the academic and scientific institutions. what is the “Internet”? Technically speaking. The city centre may have a library housing a huge number of books.of Electronic Science Surendranath Evening College. Access to such networks became all the more easier with the development of new software applications and entry of commercial firms. Foremost amongst the famous revolutions that come to our mind is the ‘Industrial Revolution’ in Europe.
In this context. you guessed it right: it’s the “Internet Revolution”. we have had telecommunication networks. provided the recipient has access to the Internet too.
So. The Internet has 24-hour “Chat Rooms” catering to similar needs. road networks. The system.
How did the Internet come into being? One can trace its origins to the ARPANET.
What is so special about the Internet? After all. Yes. spread over some period of time. which are interconnected by telecommunication systems. It’s like a huge spider web and hence some also refer it as the “world wide web” (www in short). the ‘Green Revolution’ happened in India. Unlike ordinary letters. It was followed by a series of networks. evolved into a huge worldwide network that has come to be called the Internet. All you need to do is sit in front of your computer. collectively called the NSFNET. Closer home. The Internet also has online shops wherein you can browse commodities. If you want to post someone a letter you have to find a post office. essentially for its betterment. And the wonderful part of it is he may do so at any time of the day and night. irrespective of the distance involved. in the 18th century that heralded the study and use of science and technology for the betterment of mankind. One may also access a real library. it is an event. Mr Sarkar
. Mr Sarkar was a sort of person who had difficulty making up his mind. which brings about phenomenal changes in society. sporting very high price tags. The Internet network has no political boundaries. The answer lies in the fact that unlike the case of the above mentioned networks. compare prices and buy goods any time from the comfort of your home. power and energy networks etc. His son. was pestering him for a colour TV set for quite some time now. it belongs to everybody!). Kolkata
What is a Revolution? Well. People all over the world can share information over the Internet through their computers using common communication norms called protocols. The Internet has an equivalent electronic post office in the form of an e-mail (electronic mail) program.
The expert at CMC sees the medical report of the patient and advises the doctor at the health centre as to what steps need to be taken. In our country. paedophiles. Today we also have electronic banking. needless to mention were not the least amused. on the net. religious fanatics etc.
The above narrative gives an example of how the Internet can play a role in e-commerce (electronic commerce). Imagine a critical patient in a remote Bengal village being brought to the health centre. Indian Railways has launched online ticket services whereby ordinary people can buy reserved tickets from their home or the street corner ‘cyber café’. The Internet offers them an option of setting up a virtual practical classroom at a nominal cost. He could not wait to meet his beautiful would be bride. many schools and colleges do not have the money to set up expensive laboratories to conduct practical classes. of course. Since that day Mr Sarkar has regularly been using the Internet to his benefit. isn’t
. Sanjoy remarked. It was not long before he proposed and got an affirmative response. been blissfully unaware of true identity of her prospective husband!! Rajat. Rita. soon enough. but got the shock of his life. More and more banks are providing e-banking facilities to the customer. IGNOU etc to spread education and literacy to our unfortunate fellow countrymen who were not able to savour the fruits of formal education confined to classrooms. viz. Just think of it! No more standing in serpentine queues at Kolaghat for hours for that elusive rail ticket to Puri!!
On the lighter side. Somebody told him about electronic-dating. The salesmen. However.
The Internet can therefore be utilized in diverse fields for the benefit of the society at large. Financial transactions over the Internet are prone to fraud. But for whom? In India. E-banking and e-commerce do not sound too exciting to him. The woman he earned for was his reticent little sister.
The freedom from censorship inherent in this medium can and is being misused by shady people like pornographers. he yearned for a companion. The Internet can help connect primary health care centres in remote villages to the big hospitals in the metropolis. Recently. the use of the Internet may lead to amusing yet unwelcome experiences. a paedophile ring comprising people from two continents was unearthed who traded despicable pictures of their own children over the Internet. has its pitfalls. This time around he didn’t forget to trade pictures along with his e-mails!
Well. it all sounds great. The doctor attending him is not sure of how to treat him. instances of computer whiz kids cracking passwords and playing havoc have come to light.. kept using the ‘Net’ and finally found his woman. That suited him best. At the end of it he was a contended man. e-health care and eeducation. Take the case of Rajat. surely!! So how does he benefit from the Internet? The answer lies in e-governance. Mr Sarkar could tell from the look on their faces and the mutterings beneath their breath! An utterly embarrassed Mr Sarkar returned home and narrated the incident to his son. The Internet does seem to make life easier. They employ electronic passwords instead of the good hold hand written signature. the villages and thereby speedup development. whereby a renowned doctor gets in touch with him. He proceeded to buy the TV of his choice. The Internet can also be used in distance learning by open universities. like NSOU. The Internet can similarly play a big role in education. Although rare. All it will require is a computer and an Internet connection. He uses the computer at the health centre to contact Calcutta Medical College. who too had. Horrific. He thought it best to leave the showroom without buying a TV.was at his wit’s end. like all good things. The students can perform the experiments online using interactive software available for free. Recently. “Why don’t you use the Internet to find the all the information you need before buying the TV”? Mr Sarkar was a novice as far as computers were concerned. the major chunk of the population lives in villages and small towns. Meet he did. He had all the information (all of it authentic) he needed. till that moment. it. and spent the next few months chatting with her over the Internet. He sure found the companion he was looking for. The Internet can be used by the government to connect it to the grassroots. The customer need not go to the bank any more: he could perform the transactions with the bank sitting at home. He was utterly confused. But he followed his teenage son to the ‘Cyber-café’ and with a little bit of help from the attendant spent 15 minutes on the Internet. A shy and introvert character.
nowadays. But it is still prohibitively expensive for the common man.
The Internet revolution is here to stay for the next few decades. the Internet can do us a profound amount of good. for example. Its virtues outnumber its demerits by a factor of many to one. The solution lies in making access to the Internet cheap and easy for people from all walks of life.it? The Internet is a repository of huge amount of information. gender or place of residence should be allowed and encouraged to partake in this revolution and savour its fruits. is providing special emphasis on computer education and information technology. These apprehensions are not totally unfounded. It is in this context that the government.
However the most worrying complaint against the spread of Internet is that it is creating sort of a digital divide: into those having access to computers & the Internet and those not having it. ethnicity. not all of it good. You can use it to gather enough information. No wonder militants make extensive use of the Internet. If the common man can’t afford a computer it’s the role of the government to make it accessible to him. It has the potential of creating a huge number of jobs. Children born into homes having access to computers and the Internet will have an inherent advantage when competing for entry into higher education systems or when applying for jobs. irrespective of class. Some people apprehend that the existing fissures between educationally advantaged and disadvantaged groups within societies and between the developed and developing worlds risk being further widened with the advance of technology. Then only will the revolution be considered a success. to make a powerful explosive device.
. With proper checks and balances in place. The price of computers has come down over the last decade or so. All sections of people.