In the history of mankind, the Internet is the greatest development in the domain of communication industry. Similar to each and every invention, the Internet carries a number of advantages and disadvantages. Nevertheless, the advantages of the Internet are so huge in number that they outperform the disadvantages quite easily. ??Today, the Internet is used by more than 50% of the world population as its applications are found in nearly every fields of life: be it communication, knowledge, news, shopping, marketing, entertainment, education, etc.
So how exactly does the Internet technology benefit students for education? Let us take a look at it in detail. The advantages of Internet Following are the advantages provided by the Internet: 1 News All the latest news are constantly updated on the Internet on different news sites. Students learning politics, can have an access to all the current affairs through the Internet in the school campus, at home, or at any other place. 2 Easy contact As mentioned above, communication is one of the biggest advantages of the Internet in education.
Students can contact other students or their teachers via the E-mail if they have queries about any information. Sharing of information, discussions on a particular subject can be easily carried out using the Internet. At the same time, teachers can also contact the parents and guardians easily using Internet. 3 Encyclopedia Sometimes, encyclopedia may not always be available to students and they may have difficulty in gaining access to the books in the library. In that case, the encyclopedia of different subjects available on the Internet can be helpful.
This is more useful for students who belong to communities not having English as their mother tongue. Kids and younger children can also be benefited by the Internet by using the pictures, videos, etc. which is one of the major advantages, when comparing textbooks versus computer teaching. The disadvantages of Internet Following are the disadvantages of Internet: 1) Spamming Spamming denotes distribution of unsolicited e-mails in large numbers. They are meaningless and they unnecessarily block the whole system. These activities are treated as illegal. )
Theft of personal details While using the Internet, there is high probability that your personal details like name, address and credit card number may be accessed by con artists and used for fraudulent purposes. 3) Pornography Pornography is definitely harmful for your children. There are numerous pornographic sites available over the Internet and watching any of those can have very bad influence on the mental health of your children. With these points, we find that the importance of Internet in education cannot be denied and hence, every student should be given access to the Internet for deeper understanding and knowledge of a subject.
However, lots and lots of information can be termed as both, advantages and disadvantages of the Internet as students can also have an access to unwanted or unethical information and sites. Therefore, it is only wise for parents to make students understand what is good and what not for them, or keep a watch on their surfing. Lastly, although the Internet cannot replace books or classroom education, it is one of the best substitute for those who wish to gain deeper knowledge on literally every subject. Good luck!