The Internet ICT GCSE
The Internet ISP ISP Web Host
<ul><li>The Internet is made up of millions of inter-connected networks worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>The World Wide Web (WW...
ISPs <ul><li>Provide a connection or gateway to the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Using a telephone or cable connection </li>...
Browsers <ul><li>HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language, it allows you to view both pictures and text on the same page...
Benefits <ul><li>Easy to contact people: provides many ways to contact people, any time, e-mail, chat, forums </li></ul><u...
Issues <ul><li>Information overload: there is so much information on the Internet, sometimes it can be overwhelming </li><...
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The Internet

  1. 1. The Internet ICT GCSE
  2. 2. The Internet ISP ISP Web Host
  3. 3. <ul><li>The Internet is made up of millions of inter-connected networks worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>The World Wide Web (WWW) is made up of websites </li></ul><ul><li>The Internet is the platform for the WWW </li></ul><ul><li>Websites are stored on servers connected to the Internet </li></ul>ISP Web Host
  4. 4. ISPs <ul><li>Provide a connection or gateway to the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Using a telephone or cable connection </li></ul>ISP Web Host
  5. 5. Browsers <ul><li>HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language, it allows you to view both pictures and text on the same page </li></ul><ul><li>There are many different Web Browsers, however Internet Explorer is the most popular as it is shipped with Windows </li></ul><ul><li>Web Browsers are designed to read a special language called HTML, and convert it into something that is easy to read and understand </li></ul>
  6. 6. Benefits <ul><li>Easy to contact people: provides many ways to contact people, any time, e-mail, chat, forums </li></ul><ul><li>Access to other cultures: allows you to view websites created by people all over the world </li></ul><ul><li>Up-to-date: things can be updated quickly, the BBC can update its news pages within two minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Vast range of information: you can find information about practically any topic </li></ul><ul><li>Always available: you don’t have to wait for it to open </li></ul>
  7. 7. Issues <ul><li>Information overload: there is so much information on the Internet, sometimes it can be overwhelming </li></ul><ul><li>Bias: anyone can contribute to the Internet, people can publish their own opinions instead of fact </li></ul><ul><li>Information can be inaccurate: no checks are made to make sure information is correct </li></ul><ul><li>Cyber bullying: the Internet enables bullying to take place over the Internet, this form of bullying can be much more harmful </li></ul>

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