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Internet Changing Life Of Seniors Multi Format

  1. 1. Silver Innings Foundation A Dedicated Organisation for Senior Citizens and their Family members Silver Innings, A New Beginning………………… www.silverinnings.com
  2. 2. Internet Changing Life of Senior Citizens <ul><li>The origin of internet & its evolution </li></ul><ul><li>Basic requirements for using internet </li></ul><ul><li>Few terminologies </li></ul><ul><li>What you can do ? </li></ul><ul><li>Internet beware </li></ul><ul><li>Health Issues by using internet on computer for prolonged time </li></ul><ul><li>Important websites </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Bhavesh Chheda </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Origin of Internet <ul><li>In 1962, J C R Licklider of Massachusetts Institute of Technology envisioned about internet, a concept that was termed as “Galactic Network”. </li></ul><ul><li>By 1968 along with the help of Lawrence Robert 1 st functional Internet Network was invented. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Internet in India <ul><li>Internet hit India in the late 1980’s although it was deemed only for researchers & scientists. </li></ul><ul><li>In August 1995, VSNL introduced commercial Internet access in India. </li></ul><ul><li>After which numerous ISP ( Internet Service Providers) entered the market like Mantra Online, DSL, Satyam, Hathway, MTNL, etc… </li></ul>
  5. 5. Basic requirements for using internet <ul><li>Computer with basic hardware and software. </li></ul><ul><li>Modem </li></ul><ul><li>Lan Card </li></ul><ul><li>Browser – Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Avant Browser. </li></ul><ul><li>Account with ISP (Internet Service Provider) </li></ul><ul><li>Dial Up Account </li></ul><ul><li>Broadband </li></ul><ul><li>Wifi (Wireless Internet Data Card) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Few terminologies <ul><li>IP – Internet Protocol </li></ul><ul><li>ISP – Internet Service Provider </li></ul><ul><li>Browsing/Surfing </li></ul><ul><li>LAN – Local Area Network </li></ul><ul><li>WAN – Wide Area Network </li></ul><ul><li>www – World Wide Web </li></ul><ul><li>VOIP – Voice Over Internet Protocol </li></ul><ul><li>VPN – Virtual Private Network </li></ul><ul><li>URL – Uniform Resource Locator </li></ul><ul><li>FTP – File Transfer Protocol </li></ul><ul><li>HTML – Hyper Text Mark up Language </li></ul>
  7. 7. What you can do ? <ul><li>E-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Chatting & Video Conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>VOIP ( Voice over internet) e.g. Skype </li></ul><ul><li>Searching for information – data, pictorial & video </li></ul><ul><li>Downloading data – documents, music, movies & entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>News & Events </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct Business and Online Shopping (auction websites) </li></ul><ul><li>Online reservation of trains, air tickets and hotels </li></ul><ul><li>Checking college details, results and admission forms </li></ul><ul><li>Tax returns </li></ul><ul><li>Gaming </li></ul><ul><li>Online trading </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul>
  8. 8. Internet Beware <ul><li>Virus </li></ul><ul><li>Hackers </li></ul><ul><li>Spam E-mails </li></ul><ul><li>Pornography </li></ul><ul><li>Adware </li></ul>
  9. 9. Some Do’s & Don’t for safe browsing <ul><li>Do’s </li></ul><ul><li>Always have an anti-virus software installed on your computer. ( AVG & Avast) </li></ul><ul><li>Always update your anti-virus software regularly </li></ul><ul><li>Always supplement your security system with a firewall, anti-adware, anti-spyware and malware programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Whenever making any password for your emails or online account create a password consisting alpha-numeric characters and should be easy to remember. Also make a note of it and keep it personal with you. </li></ul><ul><li>Change your passwords atleast once in 3 months. </li></ul><ul><li>Always use internet as a tool and not as a weapon. </li></ul><ul><li>Always update yourself with new internet services provided by various banks, institutions and Government as it will make life simpler. </li></ul><ul><li>Always create 2 email id’s. </li></ul><ul><li>Always have a unique folder for internet data downloaded created on your Hard-Disk on another drive or partition where windows is not installed. </li></ul><ul><li>Clear your internet temporary files to avoid pile of temporary junk files slowing down your system and occupying unnecessary space. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Don’t </li></ul><ul><li>Never share any personal information with anyone anonymous online. </li></ul><ul><li>Never share your passwords. </li></ul><ul><li>Never open any email attachment from the user you are not aware of. </li></ul><ul><li>Never open any attachment without scanning. (as 65 % of the viruses are spread through email attachments) </li></ul><ul><li>Never share your credit card number with anyone unless its an authentic source </li></ul><ul><li>Never click on a link in an email to take you to a website and enter personal details either in the email or website </li></ul><ul><li>Incase of any online transaction with a credit card always look for a secure digital certificate presented by a particular website. (e.g. Secure Socket Layer SSL) </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t keep the net connection on when not required for a longer time. </li></ul><ul><li>Never post or upload any personal content or photographs </li></ul><ul><li>Never upload any of your friends photographs or content without their consent </li></ul><ul><li>Never download any files showing un appropriate file formats as they will usually be infected with virus </li></ul>
  11. 11. Health Issues by using internet on computer for prolonged time <ul><li>Addictiveness and confiding yourself to a virtual world. </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of physical activity. </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of social interaction. </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of emotions and expression </li></ul><ul><li>Electrical field radiation (E field) </li></ul><ul><li>Magnetic field radiation (H field) </li></ul><ul><li>Cumulative trauma disorder (CTD) / repetitive Strain injury – </li></ul><ul><li>i. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - This disorder occurs when the nerves that run through the wrist joint, get trapped by the inflamed tendons around them. You get feeling of numbness, loss of sensation or needles pricking. </li></ul><ul><li>ii. Tendonitis - inflammation of the tendon like the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Usually occurs in the wrist and forearms. </li></ul><ul><li>iii. Computer Vision Syndrome </li></ul><ul><li>iv. Adverse Mechanical Syndrome (AMS) - disorder occurs where the nerves that run down the arm become contracted and possibly compressed. Its the result of muscle spasms in the shoulders and elsewhere </li></ul>
  12. 12. Stress free Internet Browsing on Computer <ul><li>Always opt for right chair and table for the computer. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid placing the monitor opposite a window to avoid glare. </li></ul><ul><li>Select right choice of keyboard for prolonged typing. (Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboards) </li></ul><ul><li>Always have a palm rest </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain an upright posture </li></ul><ul><li>Take breaks at regular intervals and look out of your window and take a fresh breath </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your computer as well as surrounding area clean to keep you lively </li></ul>
  13. 13. Always maintain a distance of 60 – 80 cms from the computer monitor Always adjust the brightness and contrast of your monitor according to your convenience and the nature of work you do on the computer. E.g. for data related work keep the brightness low where as for graphical work keep the contrast and brightness level moderate or higher for less eyestrain while working over the minute details. Always calibrate your monitor and printer color profiles for accurate color production output.
  14. 14. Important Websites <ul><li>Silver Innings - www.silverinnings.com (website for senior citizens) </li></ul><ul><li>HELP Library – www.helpforhealth.org </li></ul><ul><li>For news and events – </li></ul><ul><li>www.news.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.ndtv.com </li></ul><ul><li>For information – </li></ul><ul><li>www.howstuffworks.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.wikipedia.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.dictionary.com </li></ul><ul><li>For Sports – </li></ul><ul><li>www.cricinfo.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.sportsillustrated.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.espnstar.com </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>For Music – </li></ul><ul><li>www.odeo.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.rollingstone.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.cooltoad.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.lyrics.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.guitarworld.com </li></ul><ul><li>For Lifestyle – </li></ul><ul><li>www.favouritewebsiteawards.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.eonline.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.lonelyplanet.com </li></ul><ul><li>For Technology – </li></ul><ul><li>www.tomshardware.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.anandtech.com </li></ul>
  16. 16. Silver Innings Foundation A Dedicated Organisation for Senior Citizens and their Family members Silver Innings, A New Beginning………………… www.silverinnings.com Thank You

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