9/27/17 at 05:55 AM 0 Comments

The Good and Evil of the Internet

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Most things in life have both a good and an evil side, and it is important for us to be aware of these two distinct sides. Whether you are referring to money, food, entertainment, or even the internet, you will find that while there are some very good things about these areas there are also bad ones.

For example, you may be wondering how food can possible have an evil side as well as a good. Well, the good side is that this is something that provides sustenance and helps to keep us alive. However, on the downside it can also lead to serious or even fatal problems if someone eats too much of it or eats the wrong things.

How is the Internet food and bad?

Similarly, there is a good and evil side to the internet, as it has helped us in so many ways but also poses so many risks. Using the internet and technology in general is fine for all sorts of purposes. Many use it for entertainment such as listening to music, watching TV shows, or even to download anime offline. Access to the internet has also provided people with far greater opportunities in terms of their educational and career success. In addition, it has made it easy for those experiencing various issues to get support with speed and convenience. In short, the internet has become invaluable to us in terms of research, saving money, shopping, entertainment, communication, education, work, and much more.

However, what about the evil side of the internet? While it is not something that most people think about on a regular basis, there is indeed an evil side to the internet, as it can result in many serious issues. For instance, cyber-bullying has led to huge problems over recent years, sometimes resulting in tragedy. However, with kids now having easy access to the internet and social media, this is something that they can do without any problem. Cybercrime in general has also become a big problem, with criminals taking to the internet to commit everything from theft and identity fraud to infecting people’s systems with viruses and malware.

A third area that has to be considered when it comes to the evil side of the internet is the inappropriate content that can be accessed online. These days, we have kids accessing sites where they can buy alcohol and cigarettes simply by ticking a box to say that they are at least 21. We have people addicted to sites such as pornography or online gaming sites. Some people even access areas such as the Dark Web, where it is possible to buy everything from drugs and weapons through to assassination services.

As you can see, there are two distinct sides to the internet. Even the Church makes use of modern technology like internet access, as it can prove invaluable in many ways. However, it is important for all of us to remember that there is a dark side.

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