Internet – boon or bane?

internet - boon or bane

Why the Internet is a boon:

  • The Internet made our lives easier. Now, we are watching movies online, ordering food online, paying bills online, buying things online, studying online and doing many other things, which weren’t possible before the invention of the internet. Many innovations based on the internet are improved our living standards.
  • Because of the internet, the world has become a global village. People can connect easily to other people, even if they are living on the other side of the world. Communication has never been this easier.
  • The Internet encourages freedom of speech. Earlier, only some people have the power to share their views with the public. But now, anyone can express their opinions through social media, websites or other similar mediums, which were made possible due to the invention of the internet. It is empowering everyone including those who are residing at the remotest places. It also gave voice to the people, who are hitherto socially disadvantaged.
  • The Internet has created a lot of opportunities that weren’t there before. It created a lot of jobs. At present, the majority of the employment opportunities are based on the internet.
  • Sharing information or any files can be done in a fraction of seconds.
  • The scope of gossips on celebrities is reducing because now celebrities are able to interact with fans directly through social media.
  • Due to the internet, students are able to take any course in the college of their choice through E-learning. Developing skills is much easier now due to the availability of free courses on the internet.
  • When the world is fighting the pandemic, several countries had to impose lockdowns. In that time, people stayed connected through the internet and are knowing the updates online. Without the internet, the mental health of many would have been affected negatively.

Why the Internet is a bane:

  • According to researchers, our concentration levels are decreasing with the overwhelming usage of the internet as we are concentrating on a lot of things at the same time.
  • Our memory power is reducing. With the growing usage of the internet, we are not using our minds as much as we did when there was no internet. We used to store a lot of information in our minds and we used to do simple math without using our phones etc.
  • The present generation has way too many distractions because of the internet.
  • Lack of security, because hackers can easily theft data or can manipulate it. Cybersecurity is one of the biggest challenges in the present times.
  • Everyone can express their own views. But this resulted in fake news. Fake news caused chaos many times. We have even witnessed mob lynchings due to the circulation of fake news.
  • Through Internet, viruses and malware spread easily and total data on the device can get corrupted.
  • Many people waste their precious time on the internet.
  • Gossips spread easily. The privacy of celebrities is diminishing.
  • Internet addiction is now one of the modern world problems.
  • Virtual communications have replaced the face to face communication. As a result, many people, especially youngsters are giving importance to the virtual world more than real life. Some youngsters are spoiling their lives trying to earn fame through the internet.

Conclusion:

Internet is definitely a boon. It brought the world closer and made our lives easier. We should utilize technology to make this world a better place to live in. However, every coin has two sides. It’s up to us to take good and to leave bad. Moreover, it is the responsibility of parents and teachers to guide children about the good and bad sides of the internet.

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31 comments

  1. In my point of view internet is big source of knowledge. As we know everything has two aspects similarly internet has also advantage and disadvantage.But it totally depends on us in which one we should choose

  2. Internet couldn’t says it is a curse or boon.It is only and only made to globalize the world and to to make the world digital. we the people makes it boon or curse .

  3. INTERNET has become one of the most useful technology. Even leaving comments in this website is done through internet. So it is a boon.

  4. I think internet is good bcoz we can get more info from that, if our teachers dosen’t know that. so INTERNET is a boon for those who were using it for good purposes.

  5. I also think that internet is a boon for people cuz it is helping all peoples in different sectors…✌✌

  6. internet is of corse a boon but the same time is a bane for today’s “youth”
    we have actually lost our natural resources:
    Go to a nearby park and observe it and write whatever we see there if this is a project given then 85% of the people would copy/paste the information from internet.
    this is not good, we all are not even putting our efforts in doing just a simple thing or we can say that we are just escaping from our talents,from our abilities and from our responsibility. we do not put a little effort in doing so, rather we just sit at the internet and just type the words or the topic and we’ll get it by just moving our hands.
    so, i just conclude by saying “INTERNET” is a boon but don’t forget it might be a bane for YOU.
    🙂 THANKYOU (:

  7. According to my point of view of would like to present my idea against my viewers that Internet is both curse and boon as every coin has two faces same way Internet has.

  8. hi friends i am raja.in my point of view.internet is a boon.lot of user learn something from the internet called E-learning.it saves the golden time and money.on line courses some peoples are used.

    1. Hi raja I am parneet in my point internet is not good for people bcoz children’s are miss use for this side

      1. If someone misuse it then he or she guided somewhat wrong so that’s mistake of guidance not internet
        Anyhow internet helps us mainly in saving time, clearing doubts, knowledge about any topic from any subjects .

  9. i really agree with the conclusion. its so damn true that internet is a boon. the thing is just people have a corrupt mind that they take things in a wrong way.

  10. In my point of view, Internet is boon or bane it’s depends on how we use Internet.
    If we used Internet for getting information,sharing appropriate data,for online ticket booking,education purpose etc den it’s definitely boon for us but if we r using Internet for accessing unppropriate sites, for hacking purpose, only for chatting propose etc it’s definitely bane for us. So friends Internet is like a alaadin ka chirag n we r the wishers so it’s depends on us dat we wish a good thing or bad things.

  11. internet is surely a boon to us of course every thing has 50 %good nd 50%bad in it it depends on hw u use it

  12. Yeah . . Surely i can say that is internet is a boon for us.
    The problem isn't on the internet, the fault is only by user who are using on the rude way.
    Internet is like an market there is a lot of great things are available. . . So why cant to we utillize it by the good manner. . . .

  13. Yes i am totally agree with this statement that internet is a boon for us,now a days we can seen that if you want to know something about any field you can take help internet and definitely you will resolve your problem with in few minutes.I would say that if you want to going for searching just go on goggle.it will help you as that manner nobody can provide such type of help.
    if you want to communicate with other person who are staying in worlds another corner u can chat with those instantly with in a second in ancient time there were no facility like that then there were only one medium to transfer their message to dispatch using post office and it take lot of time.But now a days it is very easy to send a message to receiver with in a second.
    there are lot of advantage of internet i can not explain all because it is unlimited.

  14. From the start of a day till the midnight which is the main companion via mobile of ur pocket
    and bedtime partner through laptop searching for a hot topic in social networking site.
    or a celebrity gossip if its get banned then how do people live.
    Now at the present scenario of corporate and govt max dealing their works via internet in terms of email or
    searching something important for their company or institution.
    From the student online program to the business conferences are all conducted through internet.
    so how could it be considered as curse.

    But yes everything have their own positive and negative sides as well the society now have to evaluate which sides they want to opt…

  15. From the start of the daily routine of our life is always linked with internet.
    Either it comes to see the status in ur fav social networking sites or to read news paper from online
    or to attend important document in ur email a/c.
    but yes everything have its positive and negative sides as well
    the generation have to choose that which side they are with.
    there are online learning centers and banned censored sites in internet so the people have to decide is has came as a boom or a curse.

  16. yea it is boon i.e,blessing of god.its totally depend upon the users ,how will he/she use the internet.if i take good things from internet ,then it will be must boon in our life

  17. ya truely its correct, internet is a boon or bane is depends on their usage, but mostly we can say it is a boon given by god.

  18. Internet is very good because we are getting all types of knowledge which we have to need. If any person are misusing the Internet then It's the fault of that person not Internet.

  19. internet should not be banned because there are so many ways by which we can
    limit the access of a particular user..

  20. i think internet should not be banned because there are so many ways by which we can limit the access of a user…

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