Someone would quick to say that the invention of the railway or telephone was the greatest invention of all time. But without a doubt the invention that stands out would be the invention of the internet. The internet has converted the world into a small village. People from the remotest parts of the globe are now able to connect to the rest of the world, do trade and update themselves with what is happening in other parts of the world.
Indeed studies have established a correlation between the uptake of the internet and growth of trade. The introduction of the internet in schools has greatly contributed to better performance of students. The internet has positively and negatively influenced all facets of life hence attesting to the importance of this media of relaying information.
But while the internet is becoming one of the most efficient mode of communication, it posses certain risks to users especially the children and the youth. These risks include exposure to internet scams conducted by fraudsters, exploitation by unscrupulous individuals and exposure to adult nature content.
It is therefore crucial for parents to remain vigilant, and protect their children against the risks encountered in the cyberspace. Thanks to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for focusing on the subject of protecting the children against the risk found in the cyberspace. Governments should also impose hefty penalties to individuals found committing crimes on the internet. This will ensure indecent material doesn’t reach children and make it difficult for fraudsters to conduct their business online. Parents must also take serious steps to monitor what their children are surfing in the internet. But still some individuals are making millions of dollars legitimately online, taking advantage of the global reach by offering their products and services. (See my products and services)