Computers… There are different points of view on this matter. Some people say computers give children chances to waste their time instead of studying whereas others believe the combination of work and play can be quite useful.
As far as I am concerned, having a computer at home can be quite beneficial. To start with, students cannot focus solely on their studies, it is important to let them discharge emotionally — with the help of videogames, for example. Moreover, Internet resourses are sometimes of great help for a student doing a research. In addition, Internet access also helps find a new hobby, friends — pretty much everything that can help a person to succeed.
In contrast, there is an opinion that computers do more harm than good as videogames and social networking can be addictive if they are misused.
Then, such people also admit that computers pose threat to students by giving them access to the content that may be harmful or destructive in some way.
In fact, I cannot agree with them because almost any case of addiction to videogames or social networking indicates a person's inability to find any entertainment in real life or to socialise. When given help with their problems, students can return to their normal state — without any addiction taking place. Actually, if the antiviruses and ad-blockers are not good enough, a simple talk about how harmful some things can be may help. People will not be tempted with any advertisement if they know what threat any thing can pose.
In conclusion, I would like to state that computers are not as bad as people may think since they provide access to relevant information right to the exact second which cannot be found in any book.