Should the internet be policed?
The internet that we all use today was not something that was created single-handedly, but was the result of several spectacular minds, such as the published work of Leonard Kleinrock on communication nets, the invention of the Modem by Dennis Hayes and the overall creation of the World Wide Web by Tim Berners-Lee in 1991 to name a few. Despite being a breakthrough in modern technology, the internet also proved to be a colossal success with almost every age group with tremendous advantages, such as fast developments for business all the way to the growth of social media. However, along with the triumphs of this creation, setbacks were sure to arise. A number of faults are being acknowledged, leading us to question ourselves: how well do we really understand the internet, and do we need help in order to do so?
The US department of Commerce has the authority to commandeer how the internet works, which causes speculations of discontent, as society as a whole disapproves of the idea that their every move online should be tracked or altered.
However, it is apparent that sometimes, it is necessary. It is easy to assume that cyber bullying is a myth, and that young adults have the common sense to refrain from posting hurtful messages in a deliberate attempt to verbally attack one another, yet as social media grows, there is no denying the uncanny link between cyber bullying and suicide rates. In 2011, Pew Research Internet Project concluded that 88% of teenager's witness online bullying yet fail to report it, despite being fully aware of the offensive and hurtful language being thrown round. In 2014, a survey was carried out by 100,000 youths, and it was discovered that 54% are victims of...