We’ve examined the Internet from various perspectives including educational and psychological and learned about the dangers it poses as well as the tools to handle it. In this final article of the series, we present some of our readers’ reactions from which we can learn more about the problem and what to do about it.
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Rabbi Dr. Yosef Yitzchok Shagalow, a shliach and psychologist, analyzes the challenge of the Internet and says that in most cases it is an addiction in which the person substitutes the real world for a virtual world. * How does one identify the problem? How does one handle a child who is involved with the Internet? Why isn’t it enough to use a filter? * Part 4 in a series about the Internet.
After understanding the dangers posed by the Internet and the need for both a filter and chinuch, we spoke with Rabbi Zalman Leib Markowitz, an educational consultant, to hear what the best chinuch approach is for handling Internet usage. * R’ Markowitz speaks of a combination of three ingredients: supplying a child’s physical and spiritual needs, keeping him away from the Internet, and filling his inner world with Torah and hiskashrus. * True connection to the Rebbe will disconnect us from the Internet!
Fifteen years after the Internet began penetrating our camp, its presence has become a fact of life, no matter how you look at it. We need to consider, however, not just how ubiquitous it is, but also its numerous destructive drawbacks. This is part one in a series of articles about the Internet so that every parent, mechanech and bachur can learn what the dangers are and how to handle them.