The internet has transformed the way information is shared and consumed, but it has also created problems that did not exist before. What are the most serious problems associated with the internet and what are the possible solutions?

The enormous growth in the use of the
Internet
over the
last
decade has revolutionized how
people
consume and share information, but
this
has developed many issues that were not possible in the past.
Although
there will undoubtedly be some negative consequences of
this
trend, several viable solutions can be taken to mitigate these potential issues. There are a number of problems that have been created through the proliferation of the
Internet
. The
first
issue is that
children
often have access to inappropriate content, which can lead to young
people
committing crimes.
For example
,
children
can easily access potentially dangerous sites,
such
as pornography, because they can register with a site and claim to be adults.
Consequently
, immature brains can easily catch up with
such
information and develop negative characteristics and violent
behavior
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, including vandalism, murder, or rape, which can negatively impact
on
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them later in life. The
second
problem is that the
Internet
can result in an increase in some serious mental health issues among
people
around the
world
, especially younger ones.
This
is because they spend too much time on
websites
and completely lose connections with the real
world
to start living in a virtual
world
. The
World
Health Organization has recently revealed that
people
who chat or post on social media or other
websites
for more than 5 hours a day for five days a week are highly likely to develop severe depression, anxiety, or even suicidal
behaviors
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.
However
, there are a number of actions that could be taken to solve the problems mentioned above.
Firstly
, governments should impose strict punishments,
such
as heavy fines or even prison sentences, on
people
, especially
children
, visiting illegal
websites
. The fear of
such
a stringent rule would prevent
children
from being influenced by negative information on the
Internet
, and
therefore
, the crime rates associated with adolescents would drop significantly.
Secondly
, it is necessary for governments to launch an international awareness campaign about the dangers and severe repercussions of the negative consequences of being online daily for many hours, and high-profile public figures, who are trusted by the general public, can
also
spread the message. If they are conscious of these detrimental impacts,
people
will stop the excessive use of the
Internet
, contributing to lesser
people
suffering from psychological diseases. In conclusion, juvenile crime and mental disorders are indispensable concerns of the
Internet
, and the feasible solutions would lie in implementing rigid penalties for accessing harmful
websites
, propaganda campaigns, and education
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