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    Many parents and teachers feel that children should not be spending much time and energy on computers. They argue that the internet is dangerous because the child does not have the skills to handle sexual predators and cyber bullies and pornography and extremist propaganda online. They argue that a child should be studying traditional subjects in the way that they themselves once studied, and not allow modern technology to tempt them into addiction and passive entertainment. They see computers as a waste of time and the idea of doing creative arts online as ridiculous and unnecessary.

    How can we argue against the above mentioned with evidence?
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    Huge generalisations do not make your assertion realistic.

    Parents have very legitimate concerns and keeping their children safe is a major responsibility.

    The vast majority of parents are far more pragmatic than your summary portrays and know that technology is a modern necessity so banning it outright is counter-productive.

    Some parents do hold antiquated views though.

    Parents are also allowed discretion for the way in which they choose to raise their own children. Which is as it should be provided they fully comply with statutory law.
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    All the negative things on the internet are over highlighted because that is just the nature of humanity. Just think about the fact that in the US, for example, we have just seen the first generation of adults develop with the internet since childhood and crime rates are as low as they've ever been.


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    (Original post by Sena5)
    Many parents and teachers feel that children should not be spending much time and energy on computers. They argue that the internet is dangerous because the child does not have the skills to handle sexual predators and cyber bullies and pornography and extremist propaganda online. They argue that a child should be studying traditional subjects in the way that they themselves once studied, and not allow modern technology to tempt them into addiction and passive entertainment. They see computers as a waste of time and the idea of doing creative arts online as ridiculous and unnecessary.

    How can we argue against the above mentioned with evidence?
    You've set up a silly straw man argument there.

    These recent articles in the guardian might be of interest:
    https://www.theguardian.com/society/...ild-screen-use
    https://www.theguardian.com/educatio...th-of-children
    https://www.theguardian.com/science/...dence-not-hype
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    There is so much research and evidence suggesting that the use of the internet and online gaming actually increases social skills and feelings of isolation. People who are, in reality, introverts can communicate with ease online, and has been found to decrease mental health issues. Being able to communicate with others that have similar interests and beliefs allows an individual to feel a sense of belonging, which can be a concern for radicalisation... however that is relatively rare in comparison to the amount of innocent groups of individuals just seeking people to connect with. Of course, there is also much research contradicting these points. It has also been found to increase problem solving skills- which helps academically. With the internet providing us with access to immediate information, it seems almost ridiculous that teachers would suggest it is a waste of time.

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    (Original post by bethjpat)
    There is so much research and evidence suggesting that the use of the internet and online gaming actually increases social skills and feelings of isolation. People who are, in reality, introverts can communicate with ease online, and has been found to decrease mental health issues. Being able to communicate with others that have similar interests and beliefs allows an individual to feel a sense of belonging, which can be a concern for radicalisation... however that is relatively rare in comparison to the amount of innocent groups of individuals just seeking people to connect with. Of course, there is also much research contradicting these points. It has also been found to increase problem solving skills- which helps academically. With the internet providing us with access to immediate information, it seems almost ridiculous that teachers would suggest it is a waste of time.

    Hope this helps with some points on why the internet has its benefits! I would be very grateful if anyone on this feed could respond to my survey for my dissertation as I am struggling to get participants. Takes 20 minutes of your time and is completely anonymous! The link will give you all the information about the study before you agree to participate! Thank you [/b]
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