Today, the advent of internet and the advancement in technology has helped a great deal in the development of science in the world. Every minute, there is an invention. Earlier, before the invention of internet and science, people used to read. Books and libraries was the only sources of information people had. People had books for nearly everything. Libraries had separate books for plant life, human anatomy, science and fiction etc. People could access books which were confined to their age. For example: children were not allowed to read books with adult content. But today, information about anything under the sky, is just a click away. They can be accessed in mobile phones, tablets, desktops etc. provided there is an internet connection. Children get access to almost everything. This can be a disadvantage as well, in case of things that they are not supposed to know or see in their age. They have many positive things which children can learn from, but the negative influences can even spoil the life and career of children. The parents or supervising adults must have fundamental understanding on these. Children when using internet should be supervised on what they are surfing. Adults who supervise children should apply preventive measures and help keep children safe. Whether a child uses internet or how he or she uses the internet has a significant impact on the internet’s influence on him or her.
Ill effects of internet
Internet has loads of information fed into it. It helps people know things that they are not aware of. This can be an advantage and a disadvantage. The major disadvantage that it holds is pornography. Studies have reported that the average age of a child’s exposure to pornography is 11 years old. Many experts say that this is due to mobile accessibility at a younger age and desensitization. Young people are turning towards internet to learn about for sex and relationships. They might end up in watching porn either accidently or intentionally.
Steps for parents
When parents discover that their child is addicted to pornography then, they should have an age appropriate conversation without over reacting or choosing language that may cause guilt or shame. Children are weak hearted so they should be carefully dealt with. Taking preventive measures like locking the tablets and PCs with internet filter to eliminate the availability of porn videos for kids and teens is very important. It is the responsibility of the parents to bring their children as good citizens of the society. Educating them on what is a good relationship and through parenting control software’s, parents can have a check on their children.