Is Computer/ internet helpful for students in their studies?

computer - a student working on computer
@skbadhan (881)
India
May 20, 2007 6:08am CST
At the time when I was student there was no pc at my home.Now a days parents are much conscious for future of their childrens as we know internet my be harmful as it has some of disadvantages like pronographic matterial on internet websites which can even spoil the carrier of students. on the other hand there are a no of plus point of it. Internet can be very helpful to students in their studies. I want you to discuss about how we can prevent childrens from its misuse sholud we sit together and keep a watch which may not be possible for parents doing jobs, should it be completely avoided by students. Do you know any software who can solve this problem?
4 people like this
22 responses
@Manoj_s (939)
• India
20 May 07
All the material things can be used for good things and badthings .for eg:your body you can use your body for good things and bad things.your pen,you can use your pen to write good things and bad things ,you cant avoid tech or net coz of bad reasons.students whom use it has to decide ot use it for good or bad things.i don t know about any software .the best thing is to keep it in a living room so that every body is can see what the children is doing .if they want to look prono things there are cafes outside.so restriction i dont thind is going to work
@skbadhan (881)
• India
20 May 07
ya I am aggree to you thanks for this nice and elaborated response
• Romania
20 May 07
Hello Internet Explorer offer a restriction mechanism based on ratings. Go to the Tools/Internet Options menu and open Content tab. There is a button "Content advisor" that enable ratings with password. I know about this facility but I never used. So you must do your own research. On the internet exist services that offer ratings. You must serch for them and see what they do. After you set up ratings you can create a userlimited account in win xp for your child in order to avoid other browser instalations. Sorry. That's all I know about this subject.
1 person likes this
@rakhii (1302)
• India
21 May 07
Thanks flojo.....ur help will really help parents to take care of their children's internet surfing.....Thank god.....I am not a parent rite now......I dont know how people handle their children....its amazing....
• India
20 May 07
The computer and internet is some what helpful for the children. But avoiding them from adult websites is not possible because the atmosphere they are growing is like that. If you want to keep your child out of that then you should not let him know about the internet and that stuff. But knowing such things will not effect their career. I think so....
1 person likes this
@oliverdt (1959)
• Philippines
22 May 07
In my opinion in some cases Its not that big help for the students. They will just copy and paste it in their report or projects. Some teacher does'nt checked it anymore because they are to lazy to do that. The student does'nt make their own unique explaination or views they just search it on the net then put it in their papers. For me It is one act of piracy. But for the student that will just make it as their reference, I think thats the right thing to do. We should not depend on the net, we should also make our own decisions in life.
• China
22 May 07
Indeed,everything has good effect or bad effect that the two parts are ambinalent .Something is controled by good person,it will benefit,or by bad one,it will be harmful. I'm also a student.yes,internet actually give me much convenience.recently,I'm busy for my thesis.on the internet,i can find information about my major speedly and most of them are advance. Of couse,there are so many trash information.So,it need myself activly to resist.
@miaolin (397)
• China
21 May 07
Sorry,I don't know any software which can solve this problem.I think we should ask help for the computer engineer and let them creat such kind of software. But I think self-control is much more important.To improve the abilty of self-control of students with the help of parents can solve this problem effectivly. I'm a student too,but a college student.I have good self-control ability.As to me,the iffluence from family is essential to the growth a child.
@shinjiao (1464)
• China
21 May 07
Hi,skbadhan! Computer and Internet are both helpful for me in my study,I cannot imagine if I don't have both of them in my study!! Both computer and Internet are important study tools for my study.I use my computer do my homework and look up for information on Internet.They are the key tools for students' academic writing.With the help of computer and Internet,students can gain what they want immediately. Efficient!
• India
21 May 07
Well i feel that computers and internet are a great use to the students nowdays. They can get a whole lot of information from it. So, it is a very essential tool for the education of a child. But, everything comes with its share of bad stuff and so does computers and internet. It is ultimately up to us to tell our juniors to follow the right path and on the part of the students to take up the right path.
@mexshyl (878)
• China
21 May 07
Hi, skbadhan. I think computer helps us a lot not only for adults in their works also for students in their studies. Just like you mentioned, there also are some disadvantages on it. As far as I'm concerned, you can set up your landing website to avoid landing on those websites concluding the pronographic material. Wish you find the best way to solve this problem as soon as possible. :)
@bigcage (108)
• China
21 May 07
when you needed ,it gives great heip doesn't it? but now i find too much kids killing their time by gaming , my little niece only 6 spending 3 hours in computer everyday , homework is the last thing before bed, this made me anxious about, what can a kids learn from internet? just gaming, chatting, not something useful. so students should under tight control, supervise and some conduct will be fine.
@steve9737 (918)
• Colombia
21 May 07
man think in censure the internet, internet is the best thing for a student but if you have kids it would be a good idea get some filter for them, btw they don't work pretty good but it is all you can do because if you don't have a computer in house your kids can go with a friend so it is better keep them in home with a internet connection :D
@deepti15 (1190)
• India
21 May 07
Using the Internet is the norm for today’s youth. Due in large part to high profile and sometime controversial education technology public policy initiatives, it is conventional wisdom that much of this use occurs in schools. Internet-savvy students rely on the Internet to help them do their schoolwork. They describe dozens of different education-related uses of the Internet. Virtually all use the Internet to do research to help them write papers or complete class work or homework assignments. These students consider internet as: The Internet as virtual textbook and reference library, as virtual tutor and study shortcut, as virtual study group, as virtual guidance counselor, and the Internet as virtual locker, backpack, and notebook. I think you can use softwares that help you keep a track as to what all sites have been visited by your child and for how long. Such spy softwares are available in market. I do not remember any name but a search in yellow pages might help.
@nandans (1161)
• India
21 May 07
Computers and Internet can make a student's life but it can spoil a life too... I don't think there is a way out.. Only thing is trust..
@rsa101 (16743)
• Quezon City, Philippines
21 May 07
I liked the first poster's explanation telling that everything created here has its bad and good side of things. It will totally depend on the the user how will he used it for. It kind of said everything I have in my mind.
@r0ck_r0ck (1953)
• India
20 May 07
surely it helps if its used in a right way! u know wat i mean!
@santuccie (3374)
• United States
20 May 07
One of the most popular parental filters I know of is K9. And I do believe it's free. In fact, I know it's free. Here it is: http://www.techsupportalert.com/more/extended.htm#78 Besides parental controls, you should have traditional antivirus, antispyware, and firewall protection as well. One free solution that is completely integrated and almost fully automated is AOL Safety and Security Center. The only interaction it ever needs from you is web authorization for a program it doesn't regognize. But this is nothing like ZoneAlarm's first-generation IDS that constantly cries "WOLF!!!" This one is much quieter. AOL S&SC also offers parental controls, spam filtering, and the like, but these extras only work with the AOL browser (anyone can get around that). Nevertheless, this suite should be plenty, as long as you don't have download junkies using your machine. This firewall's IPS will block malicious programs on the web from compromising your machine, and the scanners are there in case you should happen to install badware locally. http://daol.aol.com/safetycenter
@QnAQueen (555)
• United States
20 May 07
i find the internet useful for research because of the wealth of information that is out there on the web...unfortunately, students take advantage of the internet in that there is very minimal challenge or work involved in using the internet for research. some kids tend to just use the internet instead of trying to look through other reference materials - encyclopedias, library materials, etc.
@jogie_bien (1103)
• Philippines
20 May 07
yes its helps me alot especially how to used computers, how to surf some topics.And i used also when doing my research.You can lear alot using internet too, about news what happent to toher countries.You can know all what you want on internet.Its helps me alot to know some ideas that i dont know.
• India
20 May 07
i'm an enginner here i also helpful from internet i have already my seminr topic from internet........ here i uptodate with more new topics.....etc so i think internet is the more important thing in our student life who want to studied more. and also want to know more......
• United States
20 May 07
I believe it can be really addictive but I did use it alot for studies and my course actually posted material for us to use online. I also met my husband online
@koikoikoi (1247)
• United States
20 May 07
A computer is helpful for students in their studies and even more with internet. They can do research, save word documents, check for word meanings and much more.