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Children on the Internet
This paper explores the use of the Internet by children and looks at how the Internet has become a part of daily life.
# 94301 | 2,083 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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In this article, the writer demonstrates that it is obvious that the Internet has become an important educational resource and a powerful social element for children. The writer also discusses that while the Internet provides children with a wealth of learning opportunities, it can also potentially expose them to negative content, for although it allows benefits such as socialization, research and communication tools for children, it also contains negative elements such as violence, hate sites, isolation, commercialism, predators, and pornography. The writer concludes that the best safeguards for parents are to remain involved in their child's activities by actively monitoring online usage and to establish open and honest communication.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Borzekowski, Dina; Cassel, Justine; Jackson, Linda; Subrahamanyam, Kaveri; Yan, Zheng; Whitlock, Janis. "Internet Use Involves Both Pros and Cons for Children and Adolescents, According to Special Issue of Developmental Psychology." American Psychological Association. April 30 2006. Retrieved May 14 2006 from APA Online:
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  • "Research and Guidelines for Children's Use of the Internet." National School Boards Foundation. Retrieved May 14 2006 from:

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APA Format

Children on the Internet (2007, April 25) Retrieved April 23, 2024, from

MLA Format

"Children on the Internet" 25 April 2007. Web. 23 April. 2024. <>