Do you think the INTERNET is safe?

May 11, 2007 2:29pm CST
Hi there, I constantly hear people saying how unsafe the internet is, surely the internet is only unsafe if people allow it to be? Millions of people are helped by it every day, surely this is a good thing? What do you think?
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@lamiaa (581)
• Egypt
11 May 07
virus , hardware , spy ware , Trojan horses every where , firewall alarm every minutes , virus alarm every second , hackers , id stealer , no personal info , pop ups , harm your computer , slowing your PC , it is not safe at all but we can't live without , so i will take the virus any way..... !
12 May 07
Very interesting way of looking at it
@r0131n (357)
11 May 07
For me, the internet is very unsafe! There are things like virus that could damage the files on your computer, spywares extracting sensitive data on your computer, fraudsters with different motives, hackers and general criminal activites. Most of these are exacerbated by the novice users who do not do anything to prevent it. It is up to us to make our own computer safe by using antivirus, antispyware and firewalls. If everyone cares to use these protection then we can slowly but surely erradicate the unsafe part of the internet. I sometimes think that everyone who buys or owns a computer should have a quick lesson about the dangers of the internet and how to protect themselves from it.
• Brazil
11 May 07
The internet is not dangerous, waht is dangerous they are the people that it uses the internet, one it conspire it doesn't rob anybody and yes the people, I find very easy to accuse the internet not to be it holds, but actually what is not safe it is the world
• United States
11 May 07
Yes I believe the internet to be safe, what makes it unsafe is unsafe practices. If you use anything without respect or stupidity you run the risk of causing harm to yourself. You just have to learn how to be careful,and protect yourself, then just enjoy yourself.
• United States
11 May 07
There are benefits, and things you should be careful of....luckily the benefits outweigh the negatives. Information is what is valuable on the internet, so that is what thieves are hunting for. Be careful with your private information, and what web sites you share it with, and be careful of the people you meet online, it is extremely easy to lie and deceive people over the net.
• United States
11 May 07
I think that the internet is safe for the most part. I have never had any bad experiences with it so far. I live by using the internet so that I can look up everything that I have questions about.
• United States
11 May 07
Is the internet safe? Are our schools safe, our highways, the skies, is anything safe? Like the rest of the world, the internet is populated by people of all persuasions. Most of them are good, but there are some predators and other malefactors. You are right: the internet is as safe or unsafe as you want it to be.