Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Redefining Internet Safety

The Internet is full of new and exciting things. However, like anything, it can be misused; often in ways we can't imagine until it happens. Take, for example, this recent attack on a forum for epileptic individuals. It difficult to comprehend someone reaching out through the web and physically causing harm to someone else, but that's exactly what happened with these individuals. New ways to use the Internet to cause damage are dreamed up daily, just as new ways to benefit society are being created. As the Internet becomes ever more important in our daily lives, the opportunity to be harmed by something or someone online increases. The answer to fixing this problem isn't to curl up and hide from the Internet, but to become more aware that there is risk involved in everything, and recognize how much risk we are willing to accept from this important medium.

1 comment:

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