A major issue that influenced the people in my generation was the invention of the Internet. The Internet influenced so many people because of the easy access to so much information. There are many positives and negatives to the Internet. The Internet may cause some people to have less social contact with people that are geographically close to them, but it allows people to be "close" to people that are far away. The Internet allows someone who may have moved for a job, school, or other reason stay in close contact with the people they left behind. Because of the internet people are able to choose who they want to be social with instead of being forced to have contact with people they may not feel connected to. Also, it gives people the access to just about any information that they could possibly need without leaving the privacy of there own home. But even though there are many positives of the Internet there are also many negatives that can cause serious problems in society. For example, many times children are exposed to such things as pornographic sites and pedophiles that pretend to be younger than what they really are and try to meet up with the child. Another negative is the possibility of hackers stealing personal information like credit card numbers and social security numbers so they could use them for there own personal needs. And it also can prevent children and teenagers from being more social with someone face to face, they may think they are being social by chatting online but retrospective... [continues]
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