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The power of the NET

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1) Although some people may not be aware of the power the Internet holds upon us, it is essential that all users are aware of the dangers which lurk beyond the flashing text and fancy web pages. The term 'WWW' means 'World Wide Web' which is literally what the Internet is, as it is a way in which we are connected with the rest of the world and also to what is going on throughout the minds of certain individuals and governments. The 'Web' that the Internet is associated with, can weave in many different ways. It can lead us to many opportunities to help the needy and also to useful resources, or can even be a form of contact with loved ones. It maybe even the key to unlock problems around the world. ...read more.


I believe that the net should be safe to enable people of all ages to use it freely. Some sites can put the viewer at risk of harm, such as 'Chat Sites', which are prone to the grooming effect. This has resulted in many paedophiles anomalously luring children, teenagers and even adults into giving them their personal details. This in turn then puts the user at risk of paedophilia, as there have been many incidents over the past years of rapes and even murders, as a result of Internet meetings. This is a prime example of the dangers of the net, and as for this reason many chat rooms have been closed down. I also believe that all material shown on the net should not be an infringement of our human rights, therefore sites that promote violence, self harm, or abuse should not be shown on the net. ...read more.


human rights, we should also be entitled to the right of knowing about things that can have an affect on us, such as elections, and government dictatorship. Also, if information is held back from us, it could prevent us from helping organisations all around the world in need of help. I also feel that we should be able to view sexual content on the net, as it is not harming anyone, but causing quite the opposite effect. In conclusion, I believe that the Internet should be open to views and information that will balance the scales, by giving us a broad perspective on life and the world around us. Nevertheless, whatever is exposed to us should not infringe any of our rights, so that we are both protected from the bad and also exposed to the necessary information we need. 10PA Debbie Reeve 08/05/2007 The Power of The Net ...read more.

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In summary, the report is OK. The report states the benefits/drawbacks of the internet. However this is quite basic (lacking detail), and the layout/design of the document is very difficult to read. The report states 'the dark side of the ...

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In summary, the report is OK. The report states the benefits/drawbacks of the internet. However this is quite basic (lacking detail), and the layout/design of the document is very difficult to read. The report states 'the dark side of the web'. This could be re-phased to 'the drawbacks of the web'. As this phrase is more professional, and it's clear to the examiner that the student is talking about the benefits and drawbacks of the internet. The point 2, which states the student's own opinion, is quite good. As there have justified their own point of view, which is explaining to the examiner why there believe that their opinion is valid.

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The report states that it's essential that people are aware of the power of the internet. However why do there need to be aware? The report could include 'People should be aware of the internet as large quantities of resources are now only accessible on-line. A number of government services are on-line, and this could enable a person to access important information within their society'. The student states that there is a number of harmful/bogus material on the internet. However there haven't shown any real examples/case studies of what there mean. The report could include a screenshot of a pop-up advertisement, or a website which may be harmful to the user.

Quality of writing

The report is quite informal, as this layout and style is quite awful. The font colour is 'red' and this should be 'black'. The title of the report, is quite large and this should be text and 'black'. In regard to the text, this should be broken down a little more into sizeable paragraphs. The report states 'WWW', however there haven't fully explained what this term means. 'WWW' is an network of internet web pages, and any computer device can connect to the network, proving if there have internet access. The report states that information should be correct during elections. The term that the report should include is 'informed decision', as an informed decision is having all the necessary accurate information to make a decision. If the information is in-correct or misleading the person cannot make an informed decision.

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