Does the internet make children smarter? More social?

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The internet does help find knowledge and open the doors for good and easy information, but not all of the information you find or see is true information. It could be a mix of things and also the internet does not let you think for yourself, you search,find and move on to something else you're looking for. The web is not that safe but again its not that bad. When you are always on the computer almost seven days a week then you're kind of using it to much if you just use it like a few times a day for short periods you will be fine. Does the internet make us more social? I came up with that it only makes us social on the internet but it doesn’t change in person. The internet is an easily distraction for a lot of things, once you're on doing something you either switch up what you're doing on there or your parent, or a friend tells you to get off of it. From talking to people to playing games everyone is at some point on the internet for awhile. The internet is also making more and more kids lazy to want to stay inside and not want to eat dinner or go to the store with out the game, this is exactly how the internet is getting, just like a game council, it takes your mind off things to sit down and play for about ten mins and then half hour goes by you're still on it. Except the internet has this plus more which makes us want to be on it and don’t want to get off. It’s like when you're on the web your in your zone and nothing can take you out unless you got out of it yourself. I have been at my nephews house and he gets yelled at for not getting off of it because he does not listen to his mother and cares way too much about the computer. I believe that the internet does not make us smarter just more aware to what we know and under...

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...nless you are just scoping information and putting it on a piece of paper you learnt nothing. Pretty much using the internet to do research projects and helping children learn more on what they need to then that is a well spent time on the web. You have to actually grab your child’s attention before the screen does or else having a child that only uses the web for importance will be lost in his/hers memories and won’t know what and what not to look or search on the internet. For the internet to only do what your expectations are you have to make sure you block all ads and popups, also games will be a problem for children if there already getting to much time online for them not to want to be off of the computer. Another distraction would be finding the right site for well educated games and information to try to explain to your child on what he/she is learning about.

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