Internet Predators: The Internet is
often used for criminal purposes that jeopardize the safety of the youth,
and by evaluating the prevalence of such uses, more preventative measures
could be taken to stop child predators.
the Effectiveness of Online Political Movements (petitioning): Online petitions don’t always reach the people
they are intended to reach. Therefore, studying the ways people use the
Internet and the purposes for which they use it can lead to the discovery
of ways to reach the appropriate audience. This would increase political
awareness and social involvement, and maximize the effectiveness of online
Divisions: The Internet is becoming
increasingly accessible to various cultural groups, but there are still
gaps in that accessibility, and this poses a disadvantage to the
underprivileged in areas of “connectedness” (Cho et al., 2003, p. 3) and
education. If we can study the reasons behind the gaps in accessibility,
we may be able to close them, based on Cho et al.
the Internet for Support Groups:
Finding help for various reasons can be easy and anonymous with online
support groups. Dailystrength.org is an example of website dedicated to
helping people find help for mental health, physical health, and personal
Against Online Identity Theft: This
is the fastest-growing crime in the U.S. There are many ways to help
prevent this and still have fast, convenient ways to pay bills and
purchase items online.
(The Bay Area Scholars, Spring