The Psychology of Technology

755
-1

Published on

This is a presentation I have delivered over 300 times over the last few years in South Africa. The primary audience is parents, children and teachers in schools or church groups. It helps you understand the current state of new technology and how it impacts our relationships, communication and psyche as well as development in the 21st century.

Published in: Education, Technology
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
755
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
23
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • The most commonly recognized definition of bullying includes repeated, unwanted aggressive behavior over a period of time with an imbalance of power between the bully and the victim Manifestations of cyberbullying include name calling, sending embarrassing pictures, sharing personal information or secrets without permission, and spreading rumors. It can also include trickery, exclusion, and impersonation.
  • Safe: Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information – such as your name, email, phone number, home address, or school name – to people who you don’t trust online. Meeting: Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents’ permission and even then only when they can be present. Accepting: Accepting emails, IM messages, or opening files, pictures or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems – they may contain viruses or nasty messages! Reliable: Someone online may be lying about who they are, and information you find on the internet may not be reliable. Tell: Tell your parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried. Source: http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/beingsmart/
  • The Psychology of Technology

    1. 1. The Psychology of Technology Ramon Thomas www.netucation.co.za
    2. 2. Technology “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” Einstein “ Technology makes it possible for people to gain control over everything, except over technolog y” John Tudor “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Arthur C. Clarke
    3. 4. Future Shock?
    4. 5. Technology Growth Explosion <ul><li>TV +/- 3 Billion
    5. 6. Cellphones 3 Billion
    6. 7. Internet 1.5 Billion </li></ul>
    7. 8. MXit <ul><li>18 million users
    8. 9. 30,000 new users
    9. 10. 500 million messages </li></ul>
    10. 12. Facebook <ul><li>400 million users!
    11. 13. 7 million in SA
    12. 14. 55% female, 42% male
    13. 15. Largest 18-24 42%
    14. 16. Fastest 35-54 274% </li></ul>
    15. 18. Why is Technology Popular?
    16. 19. Pitfalls and Perils <ul><li>Addiction
    17. 20. Cyber Bullying
    18. 21. Pornography
    19. 22. Predators
    20. 23. Privacy/Identity Theft </li></ul>
    21. 24. Cyber bullying <ul><li>Stop, Block & Tell
    22. 25. ThinkB4UClick
    23. 26. R-E-S-P-E-C-T </li></ul>
    24. 27. Online Predators
    25. 28. Positive Examples <ul><li>Dr Math (CSIR)
    26. 29. Drug Advice Support DAS@MXit
    27. 30. Missing Children SA Facebook Group
    28. 31. eBlockWatch.co.za </li></ul>
    29. 32. Dr Math <ul><li>Meraka Centre @ CSIR
    30. 33. Add 27799923960-9 as contact on MXit </li></ul>
    31. 34. DAS @ MXit 1) Go to contacts 2) Add contact 3) Go to Jabber or Google Talk (depending on your version of MXit) 4) Jabber or Google Talk ID: idmtalk@gmail.com Nickname: Impact 5) Accept contact
    32. 35. Reminder - Being SMART Rules! <ul><li>Keep Safe (Privacy)
    33. 36. Meetings Strangers
    34. 37. Accepting Messages (SPAM, Phishing)
    35. 38. Reliable (Lying)
    36. 39. Tell An Adult </li></ul>
    37. 40. Thank You - Questions? Ramon Thomas 082 940 7137 www.netucation.co.za
    1. A particular slide catching your eye?

      Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

    ×