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Consequences & Current Trends

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Name some areas affected by the internet (eg Socialising) - Finance - Crime - Shopping - Employment - Health - Entertainment - Education
What are some dangers of the internet - Social Harassment (cyberbullying, fraping etc) - ID Theft - Risk of viruses - inappropriate images - Loss of social skills - Inaccurate information/sources - Extremist views -
Benefits of Chatrooms and social networks (learn as many as you can) - Easy communication with friends - Easy communication with family (long distance) - Cheap - Collective Knowledge - Crowd sourcing answers and ideas
Drawbacks of Chatrooms and social networks (learn as many as you can) - Not reliable information - People may pretend to be someone else - develop poor social skills - Criminal exploitation of naive users - Addiction
Benefits of Email - Fast - Free - Can group multiple people into it - Can be sent and received at any time
Drawbacks of Email - Viruses - Reduced social interaction - Cyber Bullying - Spam - Phishing - Language deterioration (you - u, haha - lol)
What are some health factors caused by excessive computer use - Back problems - Headaches - Insomnia - Possible development of photosensitivity issues, (epilepsy) - Stress - Reduced concentration/focus skills - Addiction
What are some ways to reduce those health factors
Drawbacks of Email - Viruses - Reduced social interaction - Cyber Bullying - Spam - Phishing - Language deterioration (you - u, haha - lol)
What are some health factors caused by excessive computer use - Back problems - Headaches - Possible development of photosensitivity issues, (epilepsy) - Stress - Reduced concentration/focus skills - Addiction
What are some ways to reduce those health factors - Ergonomic Chair - Breaks, Proper lighting, eye checks - Avoiding videos or games with flashing lights, and taking note of warnings - Take breaks, walk around
What is a code of conduct An employee to employer agreement, to obey the rules of the organisation, and work within regulated guidelines. This includes computer access and internet browsing.
Why use a code of conduct - violating copyright of data belonging to the company - avoid spread of viruses - sending abusive emails - misuse of equipment - misuse of data - Distribution of inappropriate text, images etc
Why is this good for a company - Ensures employees are focused on the issues - Ensures employees are aware of what isnt acceptable - Ensures there is no bias
How has computers effected businesses and employment globally - Teleworking - Video conferencing - New jobs created - Jobs lost
Why is teleworking good for both employers and employees - Cheaper as worker can work at home so space, bills, security costs are conserved - Cheaper transport for employee as they can stay at home
Why is video conferencing good for both employers and employees - easy communication with clients and other staff globally. - cheaper as flights or expensive calls arent required
Why are some jobs lost due to this movement Unskilled manual labour job or basic task jobs can be filled by computers, basic data entry or calculation jobs can be done by computers, using automated systems instead of call transfer staff
What are some jobs created by this movement - System designers - System analysts - Programmers - data entry - system maintenance - "IT" (the people you call when you forgot your password)
Why is this movement difficult for the older generation The new systems may require training to use, many find it difficult to adapt to the new methods. (Accountants using spreadsheets etc)
Created by: delldom