do you think that the internet is too risky?

@jhl930 (3605)
United States
February 26, 2009 4:59pm CST
when you are on the internet there are a lot of things that you have to worry about, putting your information into the computer(such as credit cards and things like that to buy things)talking to people(people may not be who they say)and just viruses and things like that on the computer and its really dangerous sometimes because if you mess up that can really ruin your life, and thats really scary at times, so what do you all think do you think the internet is too risky or do you think its more safe than risky? i would like to take this time to thank everyone that has taken the time out of your day to come by and look at my discussion adn hopefully answer, thanks once again for spending your time trying to help me!
10 responses
@masata (408)
• Indonesia
26 Feb 09
I think that internet is more risky than safe. If you disclose your personal information easily, then something may go wrong easily. For example, if by some means you disclose your passwords, etc. Even, if we take precautions, things can go wrong too because I believe many hackers are around. That's why try to keep the personal thing as private as you can to avoid impersonation, hijacking, etc. Happy mylotting!
@jhl930 (3605)
• United States
26 Feb 09
thats exactly what im worried about, i think that the internet is really risky but it seems like in todays world that you have to use the internet for things you have to do on a regular basis..thanks for replying!
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
15 Mar 13
i think internet will be only be risky depend to the user of it,if the user use the internet for bad things then it could be a risky,and aside from that user always control what the internet should do,aside from that a user know when and why he/she need to input his/her information.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
26 Jun 09
I think it is more risky in terms of using your credit card and or debit card to buy online items. If you use internet in good reason. Like to make an extra income for it. It is not risky. But if you use internet to buy and expose your credit card or debit card that is risky. If you upload your photo's wearing two piece of not wearing anything you need to think a million times because it is risky. Or share videos that is for your eye only think a trillion times that is risky...
@ctrymuziklvr (11060)
• United States
27 Feb 09
I"ve been on the internet for years and have never had a problem....knock on wood! We just have to be very careful of what we do and have all the safety precautions going for us to be safe.
• India
27 Feb 09
hi, internet has both features and risks. with this internet facility we can get the every information that we required in the world. even though we are having the advantages we have some drawbacks also like entering of viruses easily, when ever we are using the internet we must pay attention on every thing. because, it contains waste data also.
@lah900 (16)
• United States
27 Feb 09
Yes I do feel it can be a very dangerous place for both kids and adults. There are people out there that do nothing but find a way to gain info on you. I wanted to do online banking, everyone or most say it is safe. I do not feel comfortable giving my ss #, banking info or other ways for these very smart scamme'rs to take my identity. If this is true I do not know, but I read an article saying these scums can get info online and purchase equipment to get this info from your accounts, e-mails, sites you belong. So I am scared at how easy it has become to put your personal info out there for anyone can see, if you watch news you see it does happen and people have actually had their entire identity stolen. Of course the very scary thing is how thy reach our children through lies and deceipt. Honestly a 60 year old man posing as a teen, to just "chat", right that is what they want. I am so glad our police in Detroit have a special unit just to catch these perverts. but it is known yet they still continue to do it, obviously beside being demented they are stupid. I love it when the scum sets up a meeting with the child and who shows up is the hardworking police. So I make sure to be very careful, never put private info on autofill ex. credit cards, ss #! Believe me a friend of mine had someone try this sending a false e-mail, I have had fraudulent e-mails from papal, asking to update my account, these are phishing schemes. I got a bill from this person posing as a paypal representative. But I looked at the "sent from" address and it did not match, he was billing huge amounts on my account. I immediately contacted papal and explained, it turned out he was doing this to many people and trying to track him, they asked to forward all mail from him, which I did. I have no idea if he was caught, but he is one of many. There are so many things I love about the Internet, but my security is constantly updated and I pay close attention. It has it's good and bad things as do most, but we have to protect ourselves from cons and most important our children, make sure to use parental controls, we do not allow a computer in our kids rooms, I want to see what they are surfing and so many articles on the Internet are so scary, they have sites on how to build bombs. They had Internet articles in suspects of 911. Just be careful and a constant watch on what your giving out and watch your child's surfing. The Columbine incident info was found oline by those children, how scary is this? Good Luck, most of all be safe, aware and present!!
• India
27 Feb 09
Nope it not a risky are. But if u search for it u will get it right here. Tat means just every things got its own both sides. have wat u want and leave don't wait for much. Now a days everything is available in net, but that doesn't means that net is a risky area. Its never one like that. Think about watching the whole world sitting in ur bedroom. There are risky areas treat them like don't n enjoy surfing
@gracie04 (4555)
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
yes, it is.. because our personal info can be hacked online... so it's best if we don't put our info most especially our credit card number.. i have never used my credit card to buy some stuffs online because i know the risk/danger that can take place..
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
27 Feb 09
the Internet - Though the Internet offers us a lot of convenience, it is also very risky on the Internet.
Hello jhl. While the Internet is offering us a lot of convenience with so many numerous pieces of helpful information, it is also very risky for us users as we do share a lot of our personal information on the Internet, which could be used by some who use it to do something illegally. Therefore, we can never be too careful to be cautious of the use of the Internet. Thank you for your discussion, dear jhl. Take care.
• United States
26 Feb 09
Yes it is my family member is doing 8 year's in prison for indenity thef 44 coun't and still going the FBI still can't open his hard drive to find more when taking to my family member he told me uncle bob if they open that up I'm here for life.. So no it's not safe....