What are pros and cons of the Internet?

Hi, my name is Katia. I spend several hours on the net every day. I’d like to tell about some pros and cons of the Internet.

The Internet is an international computer network connecting other networks and computers from companies, universities, different organizations, etc. It is the global system of interconnected computer networks. Our life is impossible without the cyber world.

The Pros of the Internet

  • The Internet gives unlimited access to information. There are millions of websites devoted to different topics.
  • The Internet is one of the most powerful educational tools.
  • It helps us see faraway places.
  • Children can learn more about the world.
  • You can meet famous and interesting people.
  • It helps us be more tolerant because we learn how people are different in different places.
  • The Internet changed the way we communicate. People can connect to people all over the world with just a few clicks of the mouse. There are a lot of social networks where people can communicate.
  • The Internet entertains. Various movies, music videos, games, books are available on the world wide web.
  • The Internet helps to conduct business and marketing. People can search and apply for jobs through the internet.
  • Shopping online is very popular.

The Cons of the Internet

  • Computer viruses are very common and are becoming more and more aggressive. They can shut down the work of banks, government and economy of the country.
  • There is a great amount of illegal and dangerous activity in the Internet.
  • There is a lot of content that should not be accessed by children.
  • Addiction is a great problem.
  • Children surf the internet and can’t concentrate on other things.
  • Children watch different sites late at night and don’t get enough sleep.
  • It’s easier to watch videos than read books. So children read less.
  • People don’t talk at home but surf the Internet.

Can you add any other pros and cons of the Internet?

Answer the questions

  1. Do you have an e-mail address?
  2. How often do you surf the net?
  3. What are your favourite websites?
  4. Are you an active user of social networks?
  5. Do you know any teen websites?
  6. What do you download?
  7. Do you have an online friend?
  8. Have you ever done any online shopping?
  9. Would you like to be a blogger?
  10. Do you play online computer games?