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Online chatting brings more harm than good

i MissAng
Category: Technology
Date: 20/08/2012
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In today’s world, people have become increasingly reliant on technology for almost everything. The use of technology has vastly influenced the way in which we do things. For instance, it influences how we communicate with one another. Some believe that online chatting is dominating the lives of many and the face-to-face interaction is slowly diminishing. While some feel strongly that it is unhealthy to spend time online, there are others who have cheered the increased possibilities for new discovery, keeping in touch with one another and meeting new friends. It remains highly debatable whether online chatting does more harm than good.

 

posted by MissAng | suggest edit

Yes

Online chatting brings more harm than good

No

Online chatting brings more harm than good

DEBATE

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As there are cyberbullies on the Internet, which has led to death at times, hence it does more Harm than Good.

posted by HsienRong21 | suggest edit

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Online chatting allows a wider opportunity for the online dangers, such as scammers or people who fake their identities to know others or even cyberbullying unless the chat is strictly on an educational topic.

posted by Melissa Annabel | suggest edit

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when you go online , you are indirectly connected with strangers . The impending dangers of the online community is unknown . you should heed with precaution because motives of online fiend/predators are unknown .

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[JeanTan]: Over the internet,there are a lot of users who are anonymous,for instance a person might change their name and ther profile picture to deceive other people and lie to them,online chatting is dangerous as you cannot be 100% sure about who you would be talking to and if you are dating a person you do not even know over the internet,there is a chance that he/she is not who you think it is.

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Online chatting does more harm than good because people you meet online may not be who they are, so you may get tricked into doing things against your will or get you to do something without you knowing yourself, thus it does more harm than good.

posted by jlsh123 | suggest edit

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Online chatting brings more harm than good because there are many types of people out there whom we might not know and we may get ourselves into unnecessary trouble .

posted by Arsha1 | suggest edit

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Online chatting may seem harmless but teenagers may think it is a good form of communication with people but who knows,bad guys may make friends with them and may lead them astray Online chatting may lead people who are bad, they might trick them into believing that they are truly trying to make friends with them but their real reason may be trying to may you to join them in their activities.

posted by limryan32 | suggest edit

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as online chatting influences how we communicate with one anotherexample:it has change the lives of many and the face to face interaction is slowly diminishing.And online fiends motives are not known . If you happen to meet , you will be entering an state of impending doom .

posted by weihao31 | suggest edit

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Online chatting means more harm than good because people you meet online may be strangers and you may not know them . You may get tricked into doing the wrong things thus online chatting have more harm then good .

posted by Yida23 | suggest edit

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I feel that online chatting is dangerous as the person you are chatting with can choose to create a fake identufy to chat with you. Thus causing you to believe that their personality is what they are in the chat. They might also have ulterior motives against you, thus using a fake identity to get what they want from you.

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Furthermore, many people pose as people the victim knows and will scam the victim. Therefore, online chatting does more harm than good.

posted by HsienRong21 | suggest edit

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Since we were young,we had been using computer for online chatting and games,we could not suddenly stop using since it became a habit.These caused us to have poor eyesights and such.Through oline chatting, we could know more people, but it is dangerous as some are strangers we do not know, and if we meet them up,we may be kidnapped and accidents that could be found on the news.

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I agree that online chatting brings more harm than good. It enhances cyberbullying by people who have nothing to do on the internet and they just simply stare at the screen to find something to do hence decided to bully someone via chat. There will be also some bad people who will add you and talk to you and eventually they will ask you for meetup at somewhere and they might do something bad to you. Some people might even force you to do something for them despite the fact that you are unwilling to do it.

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Online chattings can let one have depression as cyber bullying might happen.

posted by Vera Liyuan | suggest edit

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You might even start to trust online friends more than your real friends and family in life. If you trust online friends more, you will get paranoid of the people you meet outside as you do not have enough experience and are not comfortable with meeting people face-to-face.

posted by yipin07 | suggest edit

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As the people we meet online, we may not have seen them before, not knowing whether or not they are good or bad. They may put up a fake identities and pictures which may not belong to them and they may be thinking of some ways to harm us. Thus, online chatting braings more harm than good.

posted by Elaine05 | suggest edit

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Online chatting maybe a common thing that most of the people in the world do. Teenagers might think that it is fun and do not know the danger and consequence of online chatting. But it actually do lots of harm such as negative comment by the people

posted by hoonkeat27 | suggest edit

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Online chatting does give more harm than good as many become socially awkward when talking face to face but have no problem chatting online. Cyberbullying also occur, making bullies use technology to harm others.

posted by Syakir34 | suggest edit

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online chatting will bring more harm than good because sometimes u may accidentally give your personal information to a stranger that you are not sure of.

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I feel that online chatting is harmful. If you always chat with your friend online rather than communicating face to face, your relationship with your friend will only progress online and not progress offline.

posted by Hannah04 | suggest edit

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In this modern world of technology, many people, not only the teens, go online. There would be a number of people who goes into online chatting webpages, to make new friends and to find more people online who has the same interests. Online chatting is probably used among most teens more frequently than the adults. Though it may be an interesting and fundamental place, there are also a sum of negative points about it. It is a place where cons and perverted people can easily provoke a victim.

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Unless the topic is educational or between trusted friends, there are risks of being in danger.

posted by HsienRong21 | suggest edit

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online chatting brings more harm than good unless people chatting online are talking about important matters.strangers might approach those ignorant people and then he or she will ask them for their address number,handphone number etc.they would not know if he or she is a liar or is a bad person.chatting online will also cause pupils to use singlish and short form more often and when they are used to it,they might also accidentally write an essay using inappropiate words.

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On online chats, people are exposed to many threats as they do not know who is really talking to them. It could be someone not trustworhy and may be faking their identity. There has been also many cases that are related to online chatting where people are tricked. This reminds us that we should not trust online chatting fully as well.

posted by WenWei03 | suggest edit

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People may not know exactly who they are chatting with online.People can easily pose as others if they want to get close to a certain person.People may be tricked into doing things that are harmful to them.People may disclose their personal information to others online as they think they are chatting with a close friend which they trust.The online predators may misuse the information and it will harm the owner of the information.

posted by TengAnn13 | suggest edit

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Its easy to get sucked into it and waste days after days of productive time which is better spent at studies or at work

posted by Vinitha Mahalingam | suggest edit

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chatting online is not harmful as it is just chatting through the internet, whcih would not let both parties see each other but not seeing each other would not cause any embarressment if anyone asks for example. an intimate relationship or anything else

posted by XXoboyXX | suggest edit

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chatting online also has it's benefits such as disscussing about particular project works or school work. It also prevents people from getting restricted from socializing with others.-HADI USING CHUN YEW'S ACCOUNT

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Online chatting is not harmful if you only talk to the people you know and if you are careful about who you talk to.

posted by LylianTan | suggest edit

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Online chatting is not harmful when you know who you are talking to and know him/her in real life.

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online chatting helps us socialise with other people and make friends. And its can build confidence when talking to people/strangers.And since now teenagers rely on electronic gadgets to interact with one another , online chatting helps them to interact with each other

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Online chatting gives people more different and unique friends, may also be from different races, so they can interact with each other.

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Online chatting does not bring more harm than good unless there is no mutual relationship between the users. Online chatting not only allows users to chat with their peers through the net, it also does not requires phone texts to communiciate with one another.

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Although Many People would say that online Chatting would Result in Problems such as Cyberbullying, I do not agree to this viewpoint of many people as online chatting does have its benefits. One Benefit of online chatting is that you can close distance gaps between you and your friends who are living far away, Constantly busy with Asssignments but are still "online" for chatting at times.

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Some people would say that online chatting Brings more harm than good as they are concerned about the security of online chatrooms.Despite this , it also has its benefits. A Benefit of it is that you get increased collaboration for assignments and are able to express your thoughts and feelings at the momment to a online chatting "friend" that you have supposingly have added online, giving you a listening ear to your problems or achievements.

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I believe that the one hurting our youth today is NOT Online chatting, but the unregulated time spent on the internet. Online chatting has done us all a lot of good: It has enabled us to communicate with our loved ones overseas, to collaborate with experts while working on projects, to socialize with friends, etc.

posted by Joshua Jereza | suggest edit

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How does online chatting diminish face to face interaction? what is the data that supports this view? As a race we are more connected to the world, we travel more we are far more aware of other cultures we are more tolerant and accepting than ever before. Online chatting has led to face time, skype, googlechat etc... all face to face interactions.

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What people are doing is looking at teens who are on their phones often or chatting on facebook and they say, "In my day you had to talk to someone face to face." But they still do talk face to face, they also talk online, if anything it has turned social interaction into a much richer experience, allowing hundreds of people to be involved in interactions, creating whole new ways to interact and communicate.

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Regardless of if you know or don't know the person, it is the need to socialize that is key. As long as no one states where they are and such a do basic safety precautions, online chatting can be helpful in many ways. Main ones are being accepted with others for what may be seen as horrid where the person lives or where they may not be liked so much by people around them. Along with opening the door to a wilder knowledge of the world around them without leaving the house.

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I agree with the motion that online chatting brings more harm than good because online chatting builds unhealthy relationships. Lesser people will want to talk face to face as they rely more and more on online chatting

Posted by TengAnn13 on 22/08/2012 at 09:34 AM

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I agree that online chatting causes more harm than good as I feel that it causes people to have lesser daily oral conversation. This does not help with their socialising skills which are important in our lifes for our daily interaction.

Posted by WenWei03 on 21/08/2012 at 11:54 PM

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I agree that online chatting causes more harm than good as I feel that it causes people to have lesser daily oral conversation. This does not help with their socialising skills which are important in our lifes for our daily interaction.

Posted by WenWei03 on 21/08/2012 at 11:54 PM

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I agree that online chatting causes more harm than good as I feel that it causes people to have lesser daily oral conversation. This does not help with their socialising skills which are important in our lifes for our daily interaction.

Posted by WenWei03 on 21/08/2012 at 11:54 PM

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I am against the motion that online chatting brings more harm than good because online chatting do bring alot of convenience as it allows people or users to chat/communicate with ther friends or relatives around the globe. This can help to save alot of time and bring alot of convenience. It is also not as harmful as everyone thinks as those 'victims' willingly 'gave' themselves up to online preadtors. Nobody forced them to do it and it was their own choice. This causes alot of misunderstanding that those victims were being tricked or cheated. They can only have themselves to blame for being too gullible and trusting the other person too much. It also responses very fast and you don't have to waste messages or phone calls.

Posted by Dave Tan on 21/08/2012 at 11:52 PM

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I am against the motion that online chatting brings more harm than good because online chatting do bring alot of convenience as it allows people or users to chat/communicate with ther friends or relatives around the globe. This can help to save alot of time and bring alot of convenience. It is also not as harmful as everyone thinks as those 'victims' willingly 'gave' themselves up to online preadtors. Nobody forced them to do it and it was their own choice. This causes alot of misunderstanding that those victims were being tricked or cheated. They can only have themselves to blame for being too gullible and trusting the other person too much. It also responses very fast and you don't have to waste messages or phone calls.

Posted by Dave Tan on 21/08/2012 at 11:51 PM

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I am against the motion that online chatting brings more harm than good because online chatting do bring alot of convenience as it allows people or users to chat/communicate with ther friends or relatives around the globe. This can help to save alot of time and bring alot of convenience. It is also not as harmful as everyone thinks as those 'victims' willingly 'gave' themselves up to online preadtors. Nobody forced them to do it and it was their own choice. This causes alot of misunderstanding that those victims were being tricked or cheated. They can only have themselves to blame for being too gullible and trusting the other person too much. It also responses very fast and you don't have to waste messages or phone calls.

Posted by Dave Tan on 21/08/2012 at 11:51 PM

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I am against the motion that online chatting brings more harm than good because online chatting do bring alot of convenience as it allows people or users to chat/communicate with ther friends or relatives around the globe. This can help to save alot of time and bring alot of convenience. It is also not as harmful as everyone thinks as those 'victims' willingly 'gave' themselves up to online preadtors. Nobody forced them to do it and it was their own choice. This causes alot of misunderstanding that those victims were being tricked or cheated. They can only have themselves to blame for being too gullible and trusting the other person too much. It also responses very fast and you don't have to waste messages or phone calls.

Posted by Dave Tan on 21/08/2012 at 11:51 PM

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Online chatting gives more harm than good as many use it too much while others misuse their privilege of online chatting to bully online.

Posted by Syakir34 on 21/08/2012 at 11:50 PM

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I agree that online chatting brings more harm than good as most of us think that it is more convienient and fun as there are more and more cute emoticons that attracts people's use , because of these , people may be distant from the offline life of communicating with the poeple around and may have difficulty commincating . Not only will it create distant from the offline life , online chatters may experience some harms from chatting online like chatting with strangers and the stranger may say something harmful or persuade the chatter to do something that may cause harm to them. The harm can also lower the self-esteem of a person as the stranger may critisize the chatter even if the stranger does not know the chatter well . The chatter will think that they are not good enough and start to lower their self-esteem which is causing harm. Online chatting is only good when you cannot reach someone that lives far away that you know as calling may cost but online chatting may not cost as much.

Posted by Penny14 on 21/08/2012 at 11:50 PM

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Online chatting does not bring more harm than good.It depends on how different people uses it to communicate.Some uses it for important and last minute messages,some uses it for usual chats and some for cyberbullying.Even though there are cyberbullies online,it does not affect the overall users that much.There are benefits like It is an easy form of communication which makes our lives easier.It helps us to communicate anywhere and anytime even if we do not have much time.It also does not need any money like messages and calls. I am against that it brings more harm.

Posted by ErinChee06 on 21/08/2012 at 11:50 PM

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Online chatting does more harm than good as people tend to rely on the online chat to meet new friends , which causes one not to know the real personaility of the new friend and may be dangerous

Posted by Hongyue08 on 21/08/2012 at 11:50 PM

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I am against the view that online chatting does more harm than good as it does have its benefits. It has benefits like increased productivity and closer social "networking" or intergration even when you are not with your friends.

Posted by Jmteos(38) on 21/08/2012 at 11:49 PM

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I am against this motion because online chatting only allows you to chat from different places without the need for a gathering. Many reports show that people have taken away their lives due to the insults that online people throw at them, most of this people did not take away his/her life because of online chatting but because of the nasty comments that selfless people say to them on an online chat. This problem can only be resolved if every single netizen online are able to post nice comments rather than insults about other people as every human being has his/her rights and are special in a different way.

Posted by Eugene Png on 21/08/2012 at 11:49 PM

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Online chatting, besides the convinence of long distance communication, has more negative impact on people. Many teenagers are unaware of the dangers of the internet, they might get conned or cyberbullied. Not knowing how to solve the issue, they may resort in suicide, self-harm

Posted by Melissa Annabel on 21/08/2012 at 11:45 PM

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Online chatting brings more harm than good as the child are chatting with someone who they might not know, which is stranger and there is lot of cyberbullying going on. The child might be a victim of cyberbullying which will bring harm to them and some people do not know the danger on using internet

Posted by hoonkeat27 on 21/08/2012 at 11:39 PM

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Online Chatting does more harm than good as many do not know the consequence of chatting with complete strangers.

Posted by HsienRong21 on 21/08/2012 at 11:39 PM

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Online chatting brings more harm than good because people do not know who they will meet online.

Posted by Elaine05 on 21/08/2012 at 11:37 PM

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Qualified position: Online chatting does more harm than good as you do not know who exactly the person is behind the computer chatting with you which makes it dangerous .

Posted by Hannah04 on 21/08/2012 at 11:36 PM

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Online chatting does more harm than good because people you meet online may not be who they are, so you may get tricked into doing things against your will or get you to do something without you knowing yourself, thus it does more harm than good.

Posted by jlsh123 on 21/08/2012 at 11:36 PM

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[JeanTan] Over the internet,there are a lot of users who are anonymous,for instance a person might change their name and ther profile picture to deceive other people and lie to them,online chatting is dangerous as you cannot be 100% sure about who you would be talking to and if you are dating a person you do not even know over the internet,there is a chance that he/she is not who you think it is.

Posted by Jeantan29 fabulous cuz i have a pic on 21/08/2012 at 11:36 PM

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Online chatting does more harm than good as we do not interact with the person in reality, so we are not clear of their personality as judged from their tone and body language.

Posted by yipin07 on 21/08/2012 at 11:34 PM

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Online chatting brings harm to teenagers as they might not know the dangers about the cyber world useless the parents aware of what the child is doing to advise and remind them the dangers of the cyber world.

Posted by limryan32 on 21/08/2012 at 11:33 PM

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Online chatting does more harm than good as...

Posted by MissAng on 21/08/2012 at 11:33 PM

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