Being A Responsible Internet User

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Being A Responsible Internet User

  1. 1. Being a responsible Internet user<br />Advantages and disadvantages of Internet use<br />Created by 9X1IST students<br />James Cook Boys (Sydney Australia)<br />For Digiteen Project 09-3<br />http://www.flatclassroomproject.org/<br />
  2. 2. Advantages – digital literacy<br />We are the first generation to grow up with the internet. <br />In order for usto collaborate effectively, weneed to use proper English.<br />In all assignments and wikis weshould not use SMS language – instead we should write in a professional manner.<br />
  3. 3. Advantage: communication<br />The internet allows us to communicate with other people all over the world.<br />Wecan also chat with friends without actually meeting them in person, which also gives us a wider choice of friends. <br />
  4. 4. Advantage: literacy in computer games<br />Video games can help usto improve our literacy, by having to understand instructions. <br />Being able to read is a very important skill.<br />
  5. 5. Advantage: online shopping<br />Buying things over the internet means that wecan find any product that weare interested in. <br />We are able to compare prices and products and find information about the products online.<br />
  6. 6. Advantage: sharing with others<br />Internet access allows us to log onto msn, facebook, beboetc - allowing usto contact friends and family. <br />With these connections comes great responsibility, which means weshould not post personal details or explicit pictures of ourselves. <br />
  7. 7. Disadvantage: overuse & addiction<br />Too much of anything is bad for you: this is proved by a man dying after gaming for 48 hours straight, who was deprived of sleep and proper meals and fluids.<br />There has a link between computer games and health ailments, such as RSI.<br />Some people may become reclusive instead of participating in real life.<br />
  8. 8. Disadvantage: piracy<br />Some people use computer games illegally or download cracked copies.<br />Many people download DVDs or mp3s, which is also illegal because it cheats corporations out of profits.<br />Media pirates can end up in jail.<br />
  9. 9. Disadvantage: slander & cyber-bullying<br />You need to be careful about what you say on the internet because slanderous language should not be used. <br />This is called libel and you could end up in jail, for writing untrue information.<br />Some people are also affected by cyber-bullying. It is wrong to be mean via the internet and if you are bullied online, make sure you tell an adult.<br />
  10. 10. Disadvantage: Health problems<br />RSI stands for Repetitive Strain Injury. <br />RSI is when you perform a task for a long time such as gaming or typing and you over-do it.<br />After a while your arms or legs or whatever you are using get sore and start to cramp up and tendonitis may occur. <br />
  11. 11. Rights and responsibilities<br />The government has given us a free laptop and we need to realise that we are privileged to have this wonderful technology. <br />We have to be responsible with the laptop by doing the right thing and by not mistreating them.<br />Think about your behaviour online and treat everyone appropriately.<br />SIGN THE PLEDGE!!!<br />
  12. 12. Bibliography<br />All pictures from clip art, apart from literacy book icon from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Literacy<br />

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