Top 10 Reasons Why Kids Shouldn't Use the Internet

In my opinion, only teenagers and adults should be allowed to use the Internet because kids really shouldn't be using it at all. And I have 10 reasons as to why you parents out there should stop letting your kid use the Internet immediately.
The Top Ten
1 The internet is filled with pornographic content

Inappropriate content is everywhere for some reason, even with SafeSearch I still see it. Once I googled "Among Us" in class (when Among Us was still a thing) and one of the first results I saw was 18+ content. Sometimes I google literal horror characters and they still get sexualised.

Don't allow them to go on Twitter nor talk about twitter around them. Reddit is crazy too. Youtube videos with borderline thumbnails are getting very popular.

Well It isn't easy to find that stuff. The one time I accidentally ran into porn on the internet was on my feminist sister's Instagram account, and it didn't even show the real parts.

2 The internet is filled with disturbing content

And the issue is that even with the child safety filter on, it will still do very little in terms of blocking out all of the possible disturbing content, it only takes a couple of clicks from something fairly kid friendly to highly unpleasant content.

Patreon, Certain parts of youtube and deviantart, 4chan, Tumblr etc. All these places are terrible. Best to let your kids outside than on the internet.

Fortunately, I wasn't too curious as a kid, so I didn't see anything really disturbing.

3 They could be tricked into downloaded a virus

There are tons of free games on the internet. Unfortunately many of these games have viruses. Most kids will have downloaded at least 1 virus on their computer because the game just looked so cool. A lot of times nothing will stand in their way between them and a cool game.
I remember downloading a lot of viruses on my old computer. Most kids wont even know they've downloaded a virus and just assume that their computer is just slow.
So yeah parents should download games for their kids instead of having their kid just download a bunch of games from virus filled websites.

Only downloading from well known services like Steam might be your best bet.

4 The internet contains too much information and misinformation
5 They could be lured by pedophiles

Dude if they went on some site and a "predator" asks them to come by them they may be in for trouble, or the predator might be if they bring company with them.

This is one of the many reasons why the internet is not safe for little kids.

Why the heck are pedophiles even allowed to use the internet?

6 They could become a nuisance to others

Many kids on the Internet are too young to know what opinions are and they do not respect other people's opinions.

Kids on the Internet can also do annoying such as spamming gibberish troll people and just be annoying in general.

Agree. Have you seen what children do to our internets?
They are so annoying.

7 Kids could get cyberbullied online

The thing we all know that can hurt a kids feelings for life! Like a bully online!

If someone had a underage kid who uses internet, it's best to make their account and change the privacy settings

Millions of kids get cyber bullied.

8 They could become desensitized

Then don't let your children go on the dark web?

Lol the kid probably doesn't even know how to go on the dark web. You're going to need Tor, or I2P.

9 They could run across rude people

Woah, like the rude people that your child will encounter every day in real life? Wow, how horrific! Sure glad that the Internet is the only place where your child will be exposed to rude people.

There will always be rude people on the Internet. No matter where you go, there's bound to be someone who wants to make your life a living hell.

10 They could be exposed to profane language

Lots of cuss words online, but I didn't first see cusses on the internet. They were always written in tube slides at the playground. It didn't end well for me...

I think underage kids are used to swearing considering how often they might hear cuss words in their everyday life.

Oh my god, so naughty? How could they live? No mummy cuddles for them

The Contenders
11 They could be tricked into revealing personal information

If I see a giveaway that requires you to send your personal information to enter, I'm not entering.

12 The internet can lead to detachment from real life
13 They could get involved in internet drama
14 They could get in trouble for engaging in online piracy
15 The internet takes time away from family

This is kinda the only reason I agree with on this list.

16 They're prone to acting abrasively on social media

As someone who was on sites like YouTube way before I should've, I acted selfishly and cussed out anyone who didn't like my content. Through my own actions and seeing many spiteful comments coming from kids around my age range at the time, it's clear that this kind of behavior online can easily turn common among kids who, let's be completely honest, don't fully understand anything they say. It's important for them to know that they could get cyberbullied, obviously, but the other side of the spectrum is equally as bad and arguably more common.

17 Their accounts could get hacked

So? This could happen to us on TheTopTens!

18 The internet is addicting
19 Kids turn into mean and cruel people on the Internet
20 They could be influenced by nefarious actors

Well, kids may listen to bad influences such as Logan Paul, who may not be relevant anymore, but even in 2019, he is still losing subscribers from both his suicide forest and animal abuse videos.

And YouTube. Youtube, especially in 2017, has some people that aren't good role models that kids love such as the Paul brothers.

21 It leads to aggression
22 Several websites are 13+, sometimes even 18+
23 The internet is full of people trying to exploit kids for money
24 It’s bad for their developing brain
25 They could figure out how to install Tor onto their computers and visit the dark web

I'm honestly much more worried about a teenager doing this than a toddler.

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