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Children and the Internet - Advantages and Disadvantages

Updated on February 8, 2015

Children and the Internet

Internet is too much popular in the world now. Everyone likes to use internet so why not children likes. For every age person, there are many things available in the internet.
Through surfing internet, you can know many things from internet. And if talking about the internet user ratio, then children is in the first position to use the internet for the research purposes and many more.

Here there will be discussion on how children uses internet. Like every modernism, there are many advantages as well as disadvantages of internet.

Internet Children

Internet Children
Internet Children

Advantages of Internet for Children

Children uses internet for doing various researches on their education.

  1. If they can’t able to familiar with any subject, they can get full concept of that particular subject from internet and even can download to it for future use. 
  2. If any question figure out in their mind, then they prefer to search in internet for satisfying answer. 
  3. If children are sure for their grammar mistakes, they can check out online through internet. 
  4. Children can even able to download previous exam papers for referring. 
  5. Children can view their results on internet easily. 
  6. Now children even take online tuitions on whichever subjects they want while sitting at home through internet. 
  7. They can get codes for various programming languages through internet to create various projects. 
  8. Children can be able to download the free games from internet. 
  9. For preparing speech or for debate competition, researching on internet made it quite easy.
  10.  If there is any word whose meaning is not available on dictionary even can be known through internet easily. 

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Disadvantages of internet

A person wants to stay their children away from internet because many of side effects on child.

  1. The children are that much interested in internet that while surfing they cant able to maintain time limit.
  2. They used to waste most of their time on chatting rather than any good research.
  3. Most of children only use it for entertainment.
  4. And one of the big disadvantages of it is now in internet various adult scenes are available to view, which are viewed by child and can mislead them.

Mis utilization of internet

Now internet utilization increases day by day but in both better and adverse manner. Many people uses it for doing their works like online banking, bill payments, sending emails, purchasing tickets and for doing research etc But many uses it just for entertainment like downloading songs, adult videos, online movies and chatting etc which is not good utilization of internet in the sense.

How to Protect Your Children on the Internet

How to prevent the adverse use of internet by children?

Parents should look after their child when they surf the internet. And also they should frankly discuss on the adverse of the adults movies with their child to save their future. They should allow their child to child to surf the internet only for some time duration. And now even locking facility is available so parents should lock the sites which are good for their child.

Use best web filtering ,content filtering software to avoid porn and always use best parental control software in home pc.

Child should be allowed to chat only with their friends and not with any stranger because May stranger can be a hacker. Child is also advised not to give any personal information to any of the websites or any strangers.

Games are also to be downloaded from the trusted sites is also to be advised by the adults.


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      3 years ago

      As technology and the Internet continue to evolve in the Digital Age, internet safety advocates are fearful of their negative impacts. Excessive use of the internet and online sexual harassment are just some of the risks parents want to protect their kids in the digital age. However, the Internet also has its positive impacts, such as access to different online learning environments and peer-to-peer support from other students worldwide.

      The Internet definitely has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. It’s up to us parents to remind them about its positives and negatives. The Internet in the Digital Age will continue to evolve and smart parenting is key in protecting our children’s innocence.

    • LensMan999 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Trans-Neptunian region

      Hi H P Roychoudhury,

      Yes, I also agree with you but in the case of children if complete freedom is given to them it may make them misuse it. So there must always be a parental control while using internet by small children.

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      H P Roychoudhury 

      10 years ago from Guwahati, India

      Now a days internet is a part of life.


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