The internet is the single biggest democratiser of human experience in the history of mankind. However, at its basic level, it is a tool.
Having access to clean water is also a democratiser, but it does so by lifting one above poverty, instead of elevating one beyond boundaries. The internet does the latter, and it is a choice.
As of today, the internet has many children. And children, being children, have a tendency to misbehave. And like all children, some days they're precious, other days they're rotten, but as long as you're not malicious, they'll grow to be something golden.
In other words, the internet (and the people who use it) is still not mature, give them permission to grow up.