NETWORK SOCIETY: Support in the network, its attractiveness and the risks associated with it.
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The growing importance of new technologies and the virtualization of the space of sociallife is pushing almost every sphere of social functioning onto the Internet. This transitionalso applies to an area of providing and receiving assistance, online counselling, manifestedin the form of, inter alia, online psychological help, online support groups or blogs,is an attractive form of establishing relationships between people in similar situations.The Internet allows to share experiences regardless of the constraints of time and spacewhile maintaining anonymity. In the conditions of mediated communication individualsare willing to bestow greater sympathy and trust. Nevertheless, online support is not free from dangers. Risks associated with communication on the Internet may be due to boththe misguided patterns of the Internet usage of an individual (addictions, difficult physicaland psychological development) and defective relations with other users (fraud, cyberbullying,invasions of privacy, the risk of misunderstanding).
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