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Online chatting: harmful or beneficial?

i Victoria Zhang
Category: Technology
Date: 20/08/2012
Tags: online chatting, debate, jvs
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State your POSITION statement clearly in the DISCUSSION before adding the arguments. 

Do also comment and evaluate other people's arguments as well in the DISCUSSION. 

posted by Victoria Zhang | suggest edit

Yes

Online chatting is beneficial.

No

Online chatting is beneficial.

DEBATE

add your argumensts in favor or against the issue

arguments supporting the issue
arguments against the issue

Many young people build their social skills based on online chatting. 

posted by Victoria Zhang | suggest edit

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we can make new friends through the online chats , know more about them to build a closer friendship bond

posted by Ceede JaydeWdoubleu Depromosworl-ds | suggest edit

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We can know more friends or ask friends about homeworks and project .

posted by juansiong | suggest edit

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Discuss matters more explicitly; it would be much easier for you to explain it over to the individual by writing it down to the person. If you write down your 'standard', then it is easier to be followed by other people, without any hearing difficuities.

posted by Elger Tay | suggest edit

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Online chatting is beneficial. We can use online chatting to discuss study related stuffs with friends or in class groups which benefits us a lot, online chatting can also allow us to stay closer to our friends in another foreign country :)

posted by SeeYen | suggest edit

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We can make new friends and share our feelings with them .

posted by AnDeLuLee | suggest edit

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hi

posted by Deepak Tiwari | suggest edit

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WE CAN EXCHANGE INFORMATION , DISCUSS WORKS OR CHAT WITH FRIENDS WHEN WE ARE BORED/FREE

posted by Ceede JaydeWdoubleu Depromosworl-ds | suggest edit

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Online chatting can let you learn about the stranger's culture or languages if the stranger and you trust each other enough.

posted by Ah Zheng | suggest edit

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We can discuss about homeworks/projects with our schoolmates.

posted by Murfiqah Zainal | suggest edit

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Many teenagers are addicted to online chatting.

posted by Victoria Zhang | suggest edit

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Talking to strangers online is harmful because you will lose your info to other people easily and even without any consciousness.

posted by Yu Zhao | suggest edit

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You are in a state of danger as you do not know the person you are chatting to and whether they are harbouring designs on you. :D

posted by yinuan | suggest edit

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Some strangers like to get your personal information and they will try to gain your trust in them and then they will ask for what they want, acting they could help you with something.

posted by Azurewrath | suggest edit

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Teenagers maybe tricked into meeting with a person they mistake for the opposite gender,these "Pedophiles" will take advantage of such gullible teenagers sexually.

posted by Joloysus | suggest edit

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the strangers online might have bad intentions on the teenagers . by janice n agnes :)

posted by janicehst | suggest edit

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dangerous as they might know your personal infromation. you might also get cyber-bullied.

posted by hikmahhh | suggest edit

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We might accidentally give out personl information to them and they might be dangerous.

posted by Michelleeeee | suggest edit

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Teenagers these days, uses IRC to chat with friends. This would make them even lazier than before as they can just chat with their friends even without meeting them.They can be anti-social in the future.

posted by Lame | suggest edit

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You are like talking to people who hide their real identities such as gender, age, appearance and personality.

posted by pwintthetzaw | suggest edit

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We might let them know our infomation without knowing them and that might put us in danger. :O

posted by EmilyHo | suggest edit

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The stranger might stalk you 24/7

posted by funnnyguy | suggest edit

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People will know your personal blah blah and might use it against you

posted by Chillax | suggest edit

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Teenagers will be easily tricked into wonning something and get scammed by strangers.

posted by Jin Shan | suggest edit

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You can chat to friends instead of taking the risk and chat to strangers online. :PPPP

posted by yinuan | suggest edit

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they might want to scam you . by agnes n janice :b

posted by janicehst | suggest edit

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People might cheat you of your banking details and personal information and threaten you.

posted by Son Goku | suggest edit

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If you tell me that you are using online-chatting with your friends or relatives,that l will immediately ask:why you not use your handphone to directly communicate with your friends?In contrast with online-chatting,using phone to communicate seems that it saves a lot of time.Then you may still debate and ask'But using phones to call need to spend money.'Well,what is more important,your time or your little money that pays on calling?

posted by Yu Zhao | suggest edit

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Many people spend too much time online and neglegate their studies. They also know strangers whom they are not suppose to know. They should have more friends in real life

posted by JasmineLee | suggest edit

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most scams started through online chatting

posted by Javier SmackuDown | suggest edit

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People may be pedophile or they may be perverts on the chat

posted by Ghee Han | suggest edit

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Also some people may take advantage of any personal information and go to your house or call you or use anyway to contact you and scam or harm you. Also who is funnnyguy

posted by Joloysus | suggest edit

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People may use it to bully

posted by funnnyguy | suggest edit

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Online chatting is dangerous , and unsafe for teenagers . We should not trust strangers online as we might be cheated or scammed .

posted by Shirleen Pig CanFly | suggest edit

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Sometimes you may be lucky to meet a very friendly person and very honest person. But of course, you must not take adventage of them.

posted by Azurewrath | suggest edit

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Chatting online not only spend you a lot of time,it also harms your eyes!

posted by Yu Zhao | suggest edit

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Some might give false informations about themselves and impost a fake identity.

posted by Heng Zhiyin | suggest edit

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people may stalk you

posted by akmal | suggest edit

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Old man will trick young girls inot going out with them by lying about their age.

posted by EmilyHo | suggest edit

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STALKERS ARE ALL OVER THE NET

posted by Ceede JaydeWdoubleu Depromosworl-ds | suggest edit

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pedophiles are all over the internet.

posted by Jocelyn Tay | suggest edit

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It exposes us to greater risk of danger like getting scam

posted by junxing | suggest edit

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There are many dangers such as scams,cyberbullying and subconsciously giving away your personal information.

posted by Martin Leow | suggest edit

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It may increases the chances of getting addicted to the computer and social disengagement.

posted by Niz Nisah | suggest edit

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It is harmful for those people without any knowledge of the perilous intentions and elements of the stranger.For instance, the stranger may attempt to persuade the person to give away their personal information or particulars by various threats such as scams, illegal activities, social disengagements, hacking threats and etc. Particularly,children are unbeknownst to these dangers and peradventure, they are exposed to these undesirable circumstances.

posted by Debate.FM | suggest edit

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we are chatting to a complete stranger,thus you will not know his real personality and personal information and might get cheated or harassed by that person=P =b

posted by agnestjj | suggest edit

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Over the past years where the internet has been very prevalent in the lives of many people, there has been hackers that use spyware or viruses on innocent people just for the fun of it. They require nothing more than a programming language and your IP address, which is possible to obtain from online chatting. Furthermore, antiviruses have little chance of detecting the viruses before it is too late, which may cause severe problems to your computer and your wallet.

posted by Son Goku | suggest edit

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I think that online chatting is harmful and dangerous as there are many strangers you don't know.Scams,lottery winning prize,would occur during online chats.If not careful,we may even be the victims of depositing our money into the scam bank account.Your information may be hacked and you may be in danger.

posted by Pang En Ci | suggest edit

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it will cause more people to get scammed

posted by junjie | suggest edit

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Strangers might scam people .

posted by PeeZackQueue | suggest edit

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Chatting with strangers is dangerous as you might receive viruses or spam emails by the stranger .

posted by janicehst | suggest edit

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In online chatting,untrusted friends may scam you for money.Cyber bullying might also happen

posted by Ong Sheng Wei Kenrick | suggest edit

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I disagree.The bad thing about online chat is that users tend to behave badly and go on to say things that they normally would not say in person.This is because with online chat, users are technically hiding behind computer screens.Thus,I feel that online chatting is dangerous.

posted by Pang En Ci | suggest edit

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Many people spend too much time online and neglegate their studies. They also know strangers whom they are not suppose to know. They should have more friends in real life. Through the online chatting, we might also know scammers who want to scam our money! And also, we might meet unfriendly people and even perverts! You will never know what they might do to you

posted by JasmineLee | suggest edit

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Discuss

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I disagree that online chatting is beneficial as it can be dangerous unless the control the limit of sharing our personel information with other online users .

Posted by Shirleen Pig CanFly on 24/08/2012 at 08:26 AM

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Ms chen say i pass maths sia....

Posted by Chillax on 23/08/2012 at 08:41 PM

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reduce to 13

Posted by Deepak Tiwari on 23/08/2012 at 08:38 PM

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BUT WAIT! Zhi Qi updated it and will be treating us for a trip to USS! 14 likes for this trip :P

Posted by Elger Tay on 23/08/2012 at 08:34 PM

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USS, then pepper lunch, then BIGBANG concert tickets!!!

Posted by SeeYen on 23/08/2012 at 08:36 PM

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eeeeyeeee

Posted by Elger Tay on 23/08/2012 at 08:36 PM

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JS say give money can le

Posted by JasmineLee on 23/08/2012 at 08:37 PM

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Zhi Qi will be treating us pepper lunch if this post reaches 10 likes

Posted by Elger Tay on 23/08/2012 at 08:30 PM

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'You have already experessed your recomendation'

Posted by Chillax on 23/08/2012 at 08:34 PM

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racist. not halal

Posted by hikmahhh on 23/08/2012 at 08:34 PM

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i am innocent .

Posted by PeeZackQueue on 23/08/2012 at 08:35 PM

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Zhi Qi will also be treating the muslims to Good halal food if Elger's post get 20 likes.

Posted by Joloysus on 23/08/2012 at 08:36 PM

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awww too bad

Posted by Elger Tay on 23/08/2012 at 08:39 PM

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That's racist too, why do we need so many likes?

Posted by Son Goku on 23/08/2012 at 08:39 PM

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We need moar likes! not less however much i want to lower the likes! :P

Posted by Joloysus on 23/08/2012 at 08:41 PM

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Zhi Qi highest for this whole level!!! Congratulations, and celebrations, we want the world to know that you have won the day... LOL.

Posted by Azurewrath on 23/08/2012 at 08:26 PM

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I want to call cheats on this one!

Posted by Joloysus on 23/08/2012 at 08:27 PM

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I am in support in chatting online as long as it is done safely, no scams, no advertisements. This is because we can discuss matters more explicitly, so it would be much easier for you to explain it over to the individual by writing it down to the person. If you write down your 'standard', then it is easier to be followed by other people, without any hearing difficuities. NOT LIKE SOMEONE WHO THINKS ONLINE CHATTING CAN SPOIL YOUR EYES -.-

Posted by Elger Tay on 23/08/2012 at 08:25 PM

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Brace yourself... for the paragraph.....

Posted by Chillax on 23/08/2012 at 08:25 PM

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Stalkers....stalkers everywhere

Posted by ianfarhan on 23/08/2012 at 08:24 PM

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OMG Joloysus is gonna write one whole damn paragraph!!! :O Get ready people!!

Posted by Azurewrath on 23/08/2012 at 08:22 PM

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Hai there.

Posted by Joloysus on 23/08/2012 at 08:23 PM

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Hi*

Posted by Martin Leow on 23/08/2012 at 08:25 PM

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I agree that online chatting is beneficial. It is a good platform for you to make new friends. However, if you are too naive, you might get taken advantage of.

Posted by Murfiqah Zainal on 23/08/2012 at 08:22 PM

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I feel that the pros of online chatting outweighs the cons of it, the reason being the fact that you can talk to friends,colleagues or work partners about work and other related subjects or about how you feel and other such things. Online chatting also allows you to make friends that have a common interests and/or has a great personality, but online chatting can be harmful as there maybe a very large and bad variety of people that would take advantage of you and scam you. There is also pedophiles who take advantage of gullible teenagers or younger children to take advantage of them sexually.

Posted by Joloysus on 23/08/2012 at 08:21 PM

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Yay my own little paragraph of death. RATED NC16

Posted by Joloysus on 23/08/2012 at 08:22 PM

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I don't find it so, funny..... =.=

Posted by Azurewrath on 23/08/2012 at 08:23 PM

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NO EMOTICONS! >.<

Posted by Joloysus on 23/08/2012 at 08:24 PM

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May I ask, how is this NC16? By the way, nice perspective of the issue.

Posted by Murfiqah Zainal on 23/08/2012 at 08:24 PM

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There are eh...... how to put it...? I would say slightly childish and immature people on this place.

Posted by Joloysus on 23/08/2012 at 08:26 PM

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Online chattting is not beneficial as you may be talking to strangers that you do not know and they may have evil intentions.

Posted by funnnyguy on 23/08/2012 at 08:21 PM

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I disagree that online chatting is beneficial because in today's society people are getting more used to using the internet and its getting easier to hack.

Posted by ianfarhan on 23/08/2012 at 08:21 PM

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I disagree.Of course,there is both positive and negative things about online chatting.To me,i feel that the negative things is more than the positive things.Scams happen easily through online chatting,you may think that you are chatting with another teenager but they may turn out to be a pedofile.Kids may also receive age restricted videos or picture from people they dont even know.However,there are a few positive stuffs about online chatting too.For example,it help us communicate easier to our relative/friends who stays at other country without spending hefty sums of cash.

Posted by Javier SmackuDown on 23/08/2012 at 08:19 PM

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i disagree that online chatting is beneficial as it has a greater risk of being scam if not use properly

Posted by junxing on 23/08/2012 at 08:18 PM

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GRAMMAR NAZI INCOMING! *I disagree that online chatting is beneficial as it has a greater risk of being scammed if not used properly.

Posted by Son Goku on 23/08/2012 at 08:22 PM

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i disagree as it will cause more people to get scammed if they do not use it safely

Posted by junjie on 23/08/2012 at 08:18 PM

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You copied Jun Xing's ? Both almost the same.

Posted by Martin Leow on 23/08/2012 at 08:28 PM

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I disagree that online chatting is beneficial unless we know the person in the offline life and be conscious of what we're sharing.

Posted by zhiyinnn on 23/08/2012 at 08:18 PM

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I disagree that online chatting is beneficial as there are many dangers.

Posted by Martin Leow on 23/08/2012 at 08:16 PM

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I disagree that online chatting is beneficial as there are chances you might get scammed.

Posted by Jocelyn Tay on 23/08/2012 at 08:16 PM

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I disagree that online chatting is beneficial. In an online chatting group, netizens there are all anonymus. You may or may not know them well, and do not know what their true identity is or intentions of chatting to you online. Some strangers on the internet may find out more on your background information through your profile and then trick you to go out with him/her and you may not know whether he is a good or bad guy and what he will do to you. Online chatting can also bring you some emotional harm as cyberbullies are always around on the internet.

Posted by SeeYen on 23/08/2012 at 08:16 PM

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*Anonymous*

Posted by Azurewrath on 23/08/2012 at 08:21 PM

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I think online chatting is not beneficial as it can increases the chances of getting addicted to the computer and social disengagement.

Posted by Niz Nisah on 23/08/2012 at 08:16 PM

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I disagree that online information is beneficial as we may reveal our personal information to them .

Posted by Ghee Han on 23/08/2012 at 08:15 PM

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ok what chat

Posted by Deepak Tiwari on 23/08/2012 at 08:14 PM

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i partially agree that online chatting is beneficaial. it can be harmful too

Posted by Ceede JaydeWdoubleu Depromosworl-ds on 23/08/2012 at 08:14 PM

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*beneficial

Posted by Son Goku on 23/08/2012 at 08:17 PM

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I agree that online chatting is harmful as theres a high chance of getting targeted by strangers or scammers. *

Posted by Jin Shan on 23/08/2012 at 08:14 PM

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there is *

Posted by Ah Zheng on 23/08/2012 at 08:23 PM

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I agree as online chatting can let you chat with other people without talking to them but if you do not take precaution in the internet. You may get targeted by scammers

Posted by Lame on 23/08/2012 at 08:14 PM

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I disagree as it is very harmful

Posted by ZhongJie Say Woohoo on 23/08/2012 at 08:14 PM

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I disagree online chatting is beneficial because chatting with strangers is dangerous as you might receive viruses or spammed emails by the stranger .

Posted by janicehst on 23/08/2012 at 08:12 PM

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Many people spend too much time online and neglegate their studies. They also know strangers whom they are not suppose to know. They should have more friends in real life. Through the online chatting, we might also know scammers who want to scam our money! And also, we might meet unfriendly people and even perverts! You will never know what they might do to you

Posted by JasmineLee on 23/08/2012 at 08:12 PM

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*NEGLECT

Posted by Son Goku on 23/08/2012 at 08:16 PM

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You din't put full stop.

Posted by Chillax on 23/08/2012 at 08:18 PM

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They don't "know" THEM !! wahahahhahahahahahahahahah ><

Posted by yinuan on 23/08/2012 at 08:20 PM

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I disagree that online chatting is benificial because we might let out too much infomation about ourselves and that might put us in danger.

Posted by EmilyHo on 23/08/2012 at 08:11 PM

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I disagree that online chatting is beneficial because the stranger might get our information without us knowing or even our password . They could hack your account and chat with your others friend ,acting they are 'us' . Our friends might misunderstood us

Posted by juansiong on 23/08/2012 at 08:11 PM

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I disagree that online chatting is beneficial as we might not be able to control ourselves and tell them our personl informtions.

Posted by pwintthetzaw on 23/08/2012 at 08:10 PM

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INFORMATION

Posted by Son Goku on 23/08/2012 at 08:15 PM

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information*

Posted by pwintthetzaw on 23/08/2012 at 08:15 PM

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Can "information" be counted on its own? One information, two informations? I don't think so...

Posted by Victoria Zhang on 23/08/2012 at 08:16 PM

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I disagree that online chatting is beneficial as we don't know the person we are chatting with and might give out our personal to them .

Posted by Michelleeeee on 23/08/2012 at 08:09 PM

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Online chatting can let you learn about the stranger's culture or languages if the stranger and you trust each other enough.

Posted by Ah Zheng on 23/08/2012 at 08:09 PM

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I disagree that onling chatting is harmful as theres a high chance of getting targeted by strangers or scammers

Posted by Jin Shan on 23/08/2012 at 08:09 PM

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Thats means that online chatting is not harmful?

Posted by Chillax on 23/08/2012 at 08:10 PM

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*online *there's *(full stop).

Posted by Son Goku on 23/08/2012 at 08:12 PM

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Jin Shan?! Seriously? "Onling"? LOL

Posted by Azurewrath on 23/08/2012 at 08:14 PM

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Shhhh typo !!! ><

Posted by Jin Shan on 23/08/2012 at 08:15 PM

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Online chatting if harmful because people you are chatting with might know your personal infomation and use it against you.

Posted by Chillax on 23/08/2012 at 08:08 PM

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is*

Posted by Martin Leow on 23/08/2012 at 08:21 PM

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I disagree as people could track you down .

Posted by PeeZackQueue on 23/08/2012 at 08:08 PM

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I do agree that online-chatting is beneficial if you are self-conscious and are aware of the people you are involved with.

Posted by Azurewrath on 23/08/2012 at 08:08 PM

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l disagree with online chatting beacause it is harmful to our eyes and other people may get our info easily unless the user uses it discreetly and carefully.

Posted by Yu Zhao on 23/08/2012 at 08:08 PM

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It is harmful for those people without any knowledge of the perilous intentions and elements of the stranger.For instance, the stranger may attempt to persuade the person to give away their personal information or particulars by various threats such as scams, illegal activities, social disengagements, hacking threats and etc. Particularly,children are unbeknownst to these dangers and peradventure, they are exposed to these undesirable circumstances.

Posted by Debate.FM on 23/08/2012 at 08:07 PM

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i disagree because we are chatting to a complete stranger,thus you will not know his real personality and personal information and might get cheated or harassed by that person.

Posted by agnestjj on 23/08/2012 at 08:07 PM

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dangerous as they might know your personal infromation. you might also be cyber-bullied.

Posted by hikmahhh on 23/08/2012 at 08:06 PM

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We can make new friends and share our feelings with them .

Posted by AnDeLuLee on 23/08/2012 at 08:03 PM

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I disagree that online chatting is beneficial.

Posted by Ong Sheng Wei Kenrick on 23/08/2012 at 08:03 PM

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hey you wrote the same thing again

Posted by Martin Leow on 23/08/2012 at 08:20 PM

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I disagree that online chatting is beneficial.

Posted by Ong Sheng Wei Kenrick on 23/08/2012 at 08:03 PM

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Over the past years where the internet has been very prevalent in the lives of many people, there has been hackers that use spyware or viruses on innocent people just for the fun of it. They require nothing more than a programming language and your IP address, which is possible to obtain from online chatting. Furthermore, antiviruses have little chance of detecting the viruses before it is too late, which may cause severe problems to your computer and your wallet.

Posted by Son Goku on 23/08/2012 at 08:02 PM

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I disagree!

Posted by JasmineLee on 23/08/2012 at 12:16 PM

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I disagree that online chatting is beneficial. If one is on an online platform to chat, there are many risks involved. Some as such are cyberbullying, viruses, intentionally asking for your personal infomation and scamming. This have happened before to people and one would not want to be a victim. I feel that one could engage in other activities which are beneficial instead of placing yourself in a risk.

Posted by yinuan on 23/08/2012 at 11:29 AM

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I think that one could still enjoy online chatting provided they know their limits.

Posted by yinuan on 23/08/2012 at 08:14 PM

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I disagree that Online chatting is beneficial

Posted by Ghee Han on 23/08/2012 at 11:00 AM

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I don't think online chatting is beneficial because it can be very dangerous .

Posted by Shirleen Pig CanFly on 23/08/2012 at 08:48 AM

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I disagree

Posted by Heng Zhiyin on 23/08/2012 at 08:47 AM

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Isn't good and isn't bad either, is just a hobby, a way to spend some time.Don't give out personal details and it should be fine :)

Posted by Pang En Ci on 23/08/2012 at 08:46 AM

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I disagree that online chatting is beneficial

Posted by funnnyguy on 23/08/2012 at 05:53 AM

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I disagree !! :D

Posted by yinuan on 22/08/2012 at 11:18 PM

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