Uses and Abuses of Internet
Uses and Abuses of Internet
In the fast growing world of communication, Internet is comparatively a new entrant 1. But it has brought about a great revolution in the field of communication. In a very short span of time, it has linked together the whole world. In simple terms, internet means the connection of a large number of computers with one another. Now, through internet, almost all the computers of the world are interconnected with one another. Seen in this context, internet has transformed the world into a global village in real terms. Internet is replete with countless advantages. It has made possible man’s access to countless websites, informative programs, scientific discoveries, global, political, social, economic and cultural developments, world events and happenings, great libraries, treasures of knowledge, vast information and entertainment and much more. Then, internet is proving a low-cost source of chatting, communication and exchange of ideas and information.
Through internet, a student can consult great libraries and scholars; a doctor can learn about advancement in medicines and surgery; an adventurer can explore the remote corners of the world, a job-seeker can observe job-advertisements and an ambitious person can find his life partner also. Unfortunately, the wrong and corrupt use of internet has also made it a great curse and nuisance. Many people use internet for vulgar chatting, nude films and immoral programs, in Pakistan, there is a mushroom growth of Net-Cafes and computer-centers where in specially designed private cabins along with young boys and girls, elderly people and small children too are seen busy in doing vulgar chatting and watching immoral programs. This thing not only destroys their moral character but also wastes most of their precious time. Moreover, it is playing havoc with all our religion, social, moral and cultural values.
Then, internet is used to spread disinformation, rumors, sensational news, poisonous properties and computer virus. All this causes a large-scale harm. As internet has confined the people to four-walls, healthful activities like sports, games, social gatherings, cultural activities, sharing of feelings, etc, are vanishing away rapidly. It is the crying need of the hour to put internet to right and wise use. No doubt, internet is indispensable these days but it’s wrong use is a total nuisance. It’s wrong use must be discouraged. The government should impose a code of ethics on Net-Cafes and computer centers. Parents should keep a strict watch on their children in this respect. Strict action must be taken against the web-sites that spread disinformation, immorality, vulgarity and computer virus. Internet should only be used as a source of vast information, fast communication and positive entertainment. Its wise and proper use can make it a real blessing for one and all.