“The widespread use of the internet has positively affected people.” Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Share your views along with appropriate reasons.

I do agree that the widespread use of the internet has positively affected people. These days there is a lot of news coverage about the problems with the internet such as how dangerous it can be and how people may be scammed or taken advantage of. Due to this we often forget how incredible the internet actually is. We have access to a world of knowledge just at the click of a button. The internet has allowed many to pursue education which might not have been possible otherwise. During the COVID-19 pandemic, students could continue with school due to online learning. My driver's children for example, have greatly benefitted from access to the internet in this regard. There are many people who live in remote areas with limited access to schools who are able to learn through videos that are freely available on the internet. The internet has increased connectivity to a huge extent. It is possible to stay in touch with friends and family who live far away. I can stay in touch with friends who live in a different country. It gives us a sense of community. I personally love to connect with others who like the same TV shows as me. Social media also allows us to connect with individuals that we would have never met otherwise. It opens us up to new and varied experiences. The age of vlogging allows us an authentic inside look into different cuisines and cultures. This has become possible only due to the internet. It has also made it easier to track our loved ones, which gives us an increased feeling of safety. It is possible to share one's live location and knowing where someone we love is greatly eases our worry. It also allows governments, organisations and even individuals to get information out quickly and give updates on certain situations. There are definitely many problems with the online world, but the power of the internet cannot be denied.
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