The power of the Internet has completely changed many aspects of our society in the last few decades. The reason
that the Internet has become universally accepted as the means of exchanging information is simply because it
is totally flexible and it is not controlled, governed or restricted by any party or group of parties.
The Internet grew out of a self regulating environment. It grew faster than most governments and authorities ability to
try and control it. It has become ubiquitous to the point where it is now bigger than any control authority. Thus
information published on the Internet is available to the widest possible audience, world wide. It has become the most
accepted means of information exchange, such that even in small groups and communities, it is still the most convenient
mechanism for information exchange.
While the Internet has made a wide range and enormous volume of information available, by its very nature there is no control
over the quality or content of that information. As the quantity of information is so vast, it is inevitable that some of it
may be considered to be inaccurate or undesirable by some parties. Typically this information is available to any party who
chooses to look for it.
Thus it falls on the individuals who use the Internet to evaluate the information provided and to exercise caution when making
use of this information. While adults can reasonably be expected to exercise their judgment and discretion in this regard the
same cannot be assumed for children.