The ICT Lounge
Section 6:
The Effects of Using ICT
The course syllabus states that you should be able to:
Explain what is meant by software copyright
Describe what a computer virus is, what hacking is and explain the measures that must be taken in order
to protect against hacking and viruses
Describe the effects of information and communication technology on patterns of employment, including areas of work where there is increased unemployment
Describe the effects of microprocessor-controlled devices in the home, including their effects on leisure time, social interaction and the need to leave the home
Describe the capabilities and limitations of ICT
Describe the use of internet developments such as Web 2.0, blogs, wikis, digital media uploading websites, and new types of social networking websites
Discuss issues relating to information found on the internet, including unreliability, undesirability and the security of data transfer including phishing, pharming and SPAM
Describe the potential health problems related to the prolonged use of ICT equipment, for example repetitive strain injury (RSI), back problems, eye problems and some simple strategies for preventing these problems
Describe a range of safety issues related to using computers and measures for preventing accidents
This section is broken down into 5 parts. (Click links to visit each page)
Section Objectives

Section Starter Task 1
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Section Starter Task 2
Section Objectives

Section Starter Task 3
Section Objectives

Section Starter Task 4
Section Objectives

Section Starter Task 5
Revision Practice for Section 6:
This section contains lots of files that will help you with your revision.

The table to the right contains practice questions for this section and a range of mind maps which break the information down into small chunks.

The links just below this text will take you to a range of games that will help you digest the knowledge that you have gained from each of the 5 parts above.
Reinforcement Games
Practice Questions
Mind Maps