Topic: Today’s Internet
Just over 20 years the Internet has evolved at a remarkably rapid pace. Everything is “up in clouds” and is as easy to access as just sliding a finger across a glass screen. This type of technology has connected this world in a magnificent way. Being able to communicate with people and share information with them has led to this whole new separate world apart from its physical state. This Internet world is vaster and seems to be endlessly growing. But along with this rapid growth comes major responsibility. What we all need to understand is that what is on the internet stays on the internet. It doesn’t magically disappear, even if we thought we deleted it. As technology is growing, the easier it is to retrieve information about ourselves. This is why we have to be careful about what we share with each other, since people we don’t know can probably find that information just as easily. Think about your plans for the future. What college you want to go to? What job you hope to earn? Whether or not you want to start a family? Is it really worth it posting something you’ll later regret?
1. Listen to your conscience: if you know it’s wrong, don’t do it
2. Be smart: think ahead about the type of internet reputation you want for the present and your future