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Disadvantages Of Internet Use

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Disadvantages of the Internet There are certain cons and dangers relating to the use of Internet that can be summarized as: Personal Information: If you use the Internet, your personal information such as your name, address, etc. can be accessed by other people. If you use a credit card to shop online, then your credit card information can also be ‘stolen’ which could be akin to giving someone a blank check. Pornography: This is a very serious issue concerning the Internet, especially when it comes to young children. There are thousands of pornographic sites on the Internet that can be easily found and can be a detriment to letting children use the Internet. Spamming: This refers to sending unsolicited e-mails in bulk, which serve no purpose and unnecessarily clog up the entire system. If you come across any illegal activity on the Internet, such as child pornography or even spammers, then you should report these people and their activities so that they can be controlled and other people deterred from carrying them out. Child pornography can be reported to: Your Internet service provider Local police station Cyber Angels (program to report cyber crime) Such illegal activities are frustrating for all Internet users, and so instead of just ignoring it, we should make an effort to try and stop these activities so that using the Internet can become that much safer. That said, the advantages of the Internet far outweigh the disadvantages, and millions of people each day benefit from using the Internet for work and for pleasure. 2°) The disadvantages of internet Marketing You can leave the businessman feeling isolated. We can say that the information is Overloaded. We can also talk about the flexibility of the internet marketing with the promotion companies on the Internet who can easily change and get the right direction as soon as the company starts working. If you wanted to get information any other way from these countries, you may end up having to go there. They want more security in their purchases. In effect all the olds computers who doesn’t have internet are cut of this market and if they want to get into this market they have to invest in computers and it cost a lot of money at the company. With all these new systems of security, it is more and more difficult to find qualified consultants who ensures the maintenance of the material and which regulates the majority of the technics problems. For example "Make money fast by doing NOTHING", sound familiar? You have certainly received emails saying something similar
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2- and 3-dimensional graphics, static and animated, and what-if modeling are enabled by computer use One of the greatest downfalls of the Internet in education is the time and ability required by instructors to effectively develop content online. As Inglis, Ling and Joosten (2002:164) highlight, ‘It is unfortunately the case that many educational multimedia programmes do not conform to sound pedagogical principles. Many do little more than present large volumes of information - much of it textual.’ This approach is unlikely to increase learning potential, and is insufficient compared to conventional teaching practices.

There are several areas of online teaching that have been argued to neglect basic teaching principles. One of the most discussed concerns has been student ability to adequately learn online. Brabazon (2002:142) explains, ‘Few recognise that many students require a higher level of discipline than provided through an Internet-based curriculum,’ and continues by saying students learn effectively through enthusiastic, responsive lectures. The ability for students to learn without the presence of facial expressions, body language and tone of voice has been widely discussed. Palloff and Pratt (1999:35) assert that without face-to-face contact both student and teacher may become isolated, and in effect, disembodied.

Applications that have been thought to assist students with assessment often do just the opposite. The Internet’s huge compilation of information may seem a valuable resource for research in theory, but the excessive amount of documents make it increasingly difficult to locate relevant information. The ability for anyone with Internet access and know-how to publish in the medium poses another problem, as information is not necessarily relevant, and does not pass through extensive gatekeepers as with other media. Word-processing may hinder rather then assist students, as spelling and grammar checks do not look at the context used and make mistakes, along with causing some to grow lazy with their editing skills.

Many courses are simply too involved and complex to be effectively integrated with the Internet. ‘For mathematics, chemistry and music students in particular, the web causes major problems. How do we ‘represent’ a natural logarithm or phrase of music through email?’ (Brabazon, 2002:139) These students may be subsequently disadvantaged in the future workforce for not acquiring the same computer skills as other university students.

As progressive as this new media technology is, it is vital that universities are aware of the disadvantages the Internet can bring to their sector, and how further integration with it will affect fundamental education values. First of disadvantages is that people who spend too much time sitting in the front of computer can easily gets ill. Radiation emitted by computer’s screen is harmful to eyes. People who spend too much time at their homes (because they needn’t go anywhere, they can do everything using Internet) are getting weaker. Sitting a for long time is also harmful to the spine.
Second disadvantage is that Internet can by addictive. Some people just can’t live without it. They have no real friends and when Internet is down they are getting furious.
Internet has some opponents but more and more people treats Internet like telephone, or radio. They use it for fun and work, and I think at present living without internet would be quite difficult. you can get addicted to internet
-you can met bad people
-you may be robbed
-the net is harmful to your eyesight and spine
-the net is full of violence and pornography
-children spend to much time in front of instead to it
-viruses can destroyed your computer

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