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The Future of the Internet in Our Hands... Will You Make Your Mark?

By Kvlog101 @KVlog101
We all have the power to shape the Internet for everyone now and future generations.
The Internet has grown over the years and everyone has shaped how the Internet is being used today with every click of the mouse and every keystroke they make while surfing the Internet. We all have the power to create content on the Internet.
The use of websites such as YouTube have allowed ordinary people to make content that is watched by millions of viewers and can rival most TV station viewing figures, the success of YouTube is down to its users and without the loyal viewers and content creators it would not be in the position it is in today. We have all made YouTube become a success as we have all used it.
The Internet is changing each day and it is down to us all doing what we do online that shapes what the Internet will become in the future. We all use the Internet for different things and for most of the communities on the Internet are full of  people who make the Internet great but there are some people who just want to troll everyone and spread hate. Actions like this make mainstream media (TV/Radio/Papers) report a negative image of the Internet that ultimately damages the way people view how the Internet is used.
The growth of social media has made it possible to be in communication with everyone 24 hours a day 7 days a week and this has raised a problem with people being bullied through social media and abuse from people hiding behind a keyboard on many of the services that allow non-identifying accounts.
Freedom of speech is a right that everyone should have and should be available to people around the world, the Internet allows the greatest tools to say what you think but many people do not fully understand the way the Internet should work and they treat it like a detachment of reality for example,you would not go up to someone in the street and abuse them with death threats so why do it on the Internet. People need to be educated in how to behave on the Internet from an early age so they understand that there actions online do affect real life events. There needs to be more awareness on the way the Internet affects the lives of the users who log on each day through careful placed adverts or a collaboration of Internet users to raise awareness.
We need to all work together to help the Internet keep growing and to educate people about how the Internet can be used for good, Everyone can make a difference by writing a blog post, making a video and sharing links to campaigns that help to stop the abuse and bullying that we see online each day and to help educate people in how we can make the Internet better.
You have the power to shape the future of the Internet...  It is up to everyone to make a difference....
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