Negative Essay: Internet Filtering At School Hurts Kids

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"The government should have control over the internet based on a middle ground that can be formed. Censorship can be harmful to the right that we have to equal access of knowledge. We as a people need to teach kids about the internet. The internet can never be a complete utopia free of evil. We can combat it the best we can, and we can learn how to handle it. We as a people have a responsibility; as John Locke puts it [The people's_Ñé job is to follow the laws, and the government's is to ensure people's rights, if the government fails its end the people can revolt, if we fail ours, the government can execute the law]. Knowledge needs to be free to everyone. Censorship in schools of sites is not just. In the article Internet Filtering at School Hurts Kids. There are students who cannot access sites for an exam, and students in debate teams cannot look at _ÑÒcontroversial topics on school computers_Ñù. Students need…show more content…
The internet is a vast space, and what is deemed bullying is at times subjective. It is hard for a person to sift through it all properly. Kids need to be taught that cyberbullying is bad. Yes, that that might be common sense, but they need to be taught about the consequences in depth. The kids also need to be taught how to handle what the internet might throw at them. In the article Internet Filtering at School Hurts Kids _ÑÒWithout question, students need to become digitally literate because ultimately they live in an unfiltered world...if we believe any technical solution like filtering will keep us totally safe, that is misplaced._Ñù_ÑùHelp for people with mental illnesses also needs to be increased. These victims are at higher risk of harming themselves do to cyberbullying. Platforms need a mechanic that allows bullying to be reported, and then evaluated properly. The consequence of cyberbullying could be having an account taken away for a length of time, and the school of the child notified

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