We live in the age of information technology: a computer and the Internet are nearly as necessary as the telephone.
No doubt that these are unique inventions, which have influenced all areas of our lives. However, some people consider the Internet and the computer one of the greatest evils of our time.
On the one hand, the Internet is very useful, it lets us access a world of facts, figures and knowledge. Children also use the Internet for learning. In addition, with Internet access it is now possible to speak to friends and relatives anywhere in the world cheaply and quickly(or use, "easily").
Children like to play computer games, because they find them to be very interesting. Additionally, computer games can be a valuable source of accidental(incidental) learning that can be applied to school, home, and social events.
On the other hand, the Internet can be disasterous for our society, because many children spend hours in front of their computers and neglect their everyday duties and school homework.
More than that, many people are against computer games, they believe that they are addictive and rather harmful for children’s health.
To sum up, I want to say, that parents should limit the time that their children spend on the computer and find the right balance between leisure and dependence.