OPINION

The Internet is a double-edged sword

Every great technological leap is a double-edged sword that brings positive and negative changes to society. In other words, what goes for fire also goes for the Internet. The Internet is a powerful tool of communication and education, especially for the young, but it can have undesirable side effects. It can get some children hooked. This by-product of the great technological revolution must be dealt with by raising awareness of the problem among the young. Classes on preventing such adverse effects should be taught within the context of IT classes in schools. Addiction and the criminal rings that take advantage of young people suffering from it should top the agenda. And the only way to deal with the problem is through education in schools.