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Jiaying8
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elaine6
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The internet does more harm than good. Do you agree?

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Started: 7/20/2014 Category: Technology
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Jiaying8

Pro

In the modern society, technology is almost used everyday. The internet has brought a lot of good points, but as with any tool, I would like to add that misuse has made the Internet bad. Firstly, the Internet is a place which is NOT safe for children. This is basically because of threats of pop-ups, pornography and scams that can trick the child. like to add that misuse has made the Internet bad. The Internet is not only an unsafe place for children, but also a bad influence to young teenagers. Pornography from the Internet is leading to the rise of a society of perverts, paedophiles and freaks, who are unable to contain their sexual desires. The number of rape cases this year in Malaysia alone has shocked officials and even the Prime Minister.
elaine6

Con

I do not agree that internet does more harm than good. In this modern society, Internet is use by people everyday and it is very important as it bring convenience for people nowadays and people use Internet for things like finding jobs, advertising, searching for information for their work and many more. Internet helps people to learn things and set up business with a high profit as it does not acquire you to pay for the shop rental, it is a benefit especially for people that have financial problem.
Debate Round No. 1
Jiaying8

Pro

Internet is not 100% safe. No one ever said that it was. Neither is fire. But people everywhere still use it for cooking, to generate electricity, to heat themselves, etc. Expecting anything, anything at all, to be always 100% safe is naivety, if not foolishness.It is also true that the Internet has not completely brought harm to the society. It is true that the Internet has improved the lives of others and even saved people from disaster. But, we can not just overlook the harm and trust the Internet completely.
elaine6

Con

As you say that internet is not 100% safe, I agree to that but Internet brings more good than harm is a true fact. People still use Internet everywhere even though they know it is not 100% safe as it brings a lot of benefits to them than harm. You mention about the fire, fire is not 100% safe either but why are they people still using fire? It is because fire provide them heat to warm themselves up, cook things and more. It is part of our life now, same goes to Internet, it is like our second nature now and it is true that we cannot overlook the harm and must be cautious but still it bring more good than harm.
Debate Round No. 2
Jiaying8

Pro

I still do not agree that internet brings more good than harm because internet can bring the risk of insecurity. In the modern life, poeple tend to use many security programs to protect their information. It means that they must prepare for preventing unexpected trespass. However, they still are attacked by someone through internet security faults. Consequently, people can get personal troubles such as losing their control even or their important information is stolen.
elaine6

Con

Internet does bring the risk of insecurity but there is nothing that is 100% safe in this world, everything has its benefits and harm. In the modern society people use security programs to protect their information as they know that Internet is dangerous but why are they still using it? It is because they need the Internet access to advertise things or connect with friends or more so they rather to take this risk than losing things or money. As I said that there is nothing that is 100% save in this world so people are still using internet everywhere as Internet bring more good than harm.
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