Psychology of technology 2011

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Psychology of technology 2011

  1. 1. The Psychology of Technology<br />1<br />Ramon Thomas<br />081 4399 555<br />** Take back today before technology takes tomorrow **<br />
  2. 2. Focus / Agenda<br />1. Privacy & Identity<br />2. Relationships<br />3. Cyber Bullying<br />4.Information Overload<br />5. Internet Porn / Online Predators<br />
  3. 3. Privacy / Identity<br />Identity Theft<br />Google Yourself<br />Apps / Toolbar<br />Big Brother?<br /><ul><li>Block</li></li></ul><li>Relationships<br />Avatar / Persona<br />Online vs. Offline<br />Communication<br />Validation<br /><ul><li>Emotions (Energy)</li></li></ul><li>Cyber Bullying<br />Stalking / Harassment<br />Actions Amplified<br /><ul><li>Report Abuse to ISP
  4. 4. Limit Reactions</li></li></ul><li>Information Overload<br />Attention<br />Multitasking<br />Sleeping patterns<br />Distractions<br /><ul><li>Supercharger memory</li></li></ul><li>
  5. 5. Internet Porn / Predators<br />Stimulationvs.Simulation<br />Internet Pornography vsMainstream<br />The Film & Publications Board Act<br />Reporting <br />Sexting<br />
  6. 6. What is MXit?<br />9<br />Instant Messaging<br />Chat Rooms<br />Cost/Moola<br />Advertising<br />
  7. 7. MXit<br />6 years old<br />40 million<br />700 million message<br />10<br />
  8. 8. Facebook et al.<br />750 million users<br />48% check on wake up<br />Facebook Places<br />Foursquare<br />Groupon<br />
  9. 9. Advice for Parents<br />12<br />Seek First to Understand<br />Educate Children about Privacy<br />Set Boundaries (phones off 8pm)<br />Ask Question<br />
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  11. 11. Positive Action<br />14<br />Missing Children Group<br />Dr Math / CSIR: dr.math.rsg@gmail.com<br />RLabs: idmtalk@gmail.com<br />Vodacom111*123# MTN *101#<br />
  12. 12. Contact Details<br />15<br />Ramon Thomas<br />Cell. 081 4399 555<br />ramon@ramonthomas.com<br />

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