Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Internet, the perfect mask.

The World Wide Web is bigger now than it ever has been and with new developments constantly being made such as faster streaming and a variety of random new websites it is becoming an even bigger phenomenon.

However with this new found improvements and understanding towards the internet and with it being policed at a very low level it has become the perfect ground for the likes of stalkers, paedophiles and online bulling. These disturbing trends are becoming more and more common and its not only costing the tax payers money to try and sort out and prevent these awful things occurring, it is becoming a serious issue with more and more people dieing from internet related issues.

The question is being asked, is the Internet becoming out of hand?

With more and more people hiding behind false names and nicknames on the web to hide their actions and not dealing with anything in ‘reality’ it is giving people a false sense of confidence thinking they can do whatever they like as they wont get caught and they don’t have to deal with the consequences.

An example of this is ‘Pro Anna’ or Pro Anorexia websites, which are constantly under watch of online monitors in an attempt to close them down. However every time one is closed down, a new one opens under a new name, which means that the authorities attempting to protect young people being prayed on by this type of thing are fighting a losing battle against those who know how to hide in the vast sea of information.

There have been calls to have an online police to keep everything in check while surfing, but would this jeopardize the vastness of information that can be found on the Internet and would become a useless resource.

The question, which needs to be answered, is, when does personal responsibility begin and where do authorities have to intervene, as at the moment I can’t see this disgusting trend from ending.

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