EDEXCEL GCSE ICT: ISSUES PART 2

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State one way to combat ICT contributing to obesity due to inactivity
Use of ICT should be balanced with other activities
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State one way to combat stress from people being always able to access their work
People should maintain a work life balance by considering when they use ICT for work
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State one way to combat Overuse of social networking sites and microblogging sites
Track time online and balance this with seeing family and friends in person
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State one way to combat Repetitive strain injuries
Change position or controller and use supports
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State one way to combat Joint pain from sitting incorrectly for a long time
Use an adjustable monitor and chair; do not sit too long without a break
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State one way to combat eye strains
Use a screen filter and take regular breaks
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State one way to combat radio waves from mobile phones
Use hands free devices for longer calls
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State one way to combat accidents caused by people using a mobile phone whilst driving
Always use hands free devices when driving
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Those who do not have access to networks are not able to access more information,goods and services. What is this leading to?
this is leading to a widening of the gap between the groups of people with and without access to networks both within and between countries
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What are laws passed by parliament called?
acts or legislation
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What does the data protection act (DPA) protect us against?
misuse of our personal data that may be held by a range of organisations
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State one thing that organisations must ensure our data is
processed fairly and lawfully
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State one thing that organisations must ensure our data is
obtained for specified purposes
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State one thing that organisations must ensure our data is
adequate, relevant and not excessive
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State one thing that organisations must ensure our data is
not kept longer than neccessary
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State one thing that organisations must ensure our data is
processed respecting the rights of people
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State one thing that organisations must ensure our data is
kept secure
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State one thing that organisations must ensure our data is
not transferred outside Europe
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State one thing that organisations must ensure our data is
accurate and up to date
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What does the computer misuse act cover?
the misuse of computer equipment and illegal access to files
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What does the copyright, designs and patents act make it a criminal offence to do?
to copy or steal media or other people's work or ideas
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What does the digital economy act stop people doing?
illegally downloading media
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Internet Service Providers can collect data about who?
repeat offenders who illegally download media
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What happens if offenders continue downloading media illegally?
their Internet access can be slowed or suspended
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What is the digital divide?
is the gap between people who do not have access to digital technologies and those who do
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State a cause of unequal access to ICT within the UK
Affordability- those on low incomes may not have access to digital technology
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State a cause of unequal access to ICT within the UK
Lack of knowledge and skills prevents people using ICT
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State a cause of unequal access to ICT within the UK
Cultural factors- gender inequalities and religious beliefs can restrict access
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State a cause of unequal access to ICT within the UK
People living in remote areas may not have access to Internet or mobile phone coverage
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State a cause of unequal access to ICT within the UK
Disability or illness can make it difficult for people to get access to ICT
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State a cause of unequal access to ICT worldwide
Affordability- more wealthy countries have better access to digital technology
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State a cause of unequal access to ICT worldwide
Limited access to electricity- countries without a reliable electrical supply may have less access
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State a cause of unequal access to ICT worldwide
Censorship- some governments restrict and censor access to digital technology
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State an economic implication of the digital divide
people with good IT skills tend to get better paid jobs
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State an economic implication of the digital divide
The Internet gives people access to a wider range of goods and services
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State an economic implication of the digital divide
Access to the Internet allows people to research products and get cheaper deals
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State an economic implication of the digital divide
The Internet had led to a rise in e-commerce and globalisation
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State an economic implication of the digital divide
Countries without good access to ICT are developing more slowly
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State an educational implication of the digital divide
Students who use computers tend to do better at school
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State an educational implication of the digital divide
People with access to online courses can improve their skills and knowledge
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State an educational implication of the digital divide
Students need technology to make the most of school's personalised learning using VLEs
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State a social implication of the digital divide
People with access to email,mobile phones and social networking can keep in touch more regularly with friends and family
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State a social implication of the digital divide
People can feel left out if they do not have access to digital technology
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State a social implication of the digital divide
Children with access to technology may play on games consoles rather than playing outside
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State a cultural impact of the digital divide
Some religious groups restrict their member's access to digital technology
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State a cultural impact of the digital divide
People may be stereotyped by gender
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State a risk when using ICT
computer equipment emits heat
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State a risk when using ICT
harmful bacteria can live on surfaces
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State a risk when using ICT
incorrect use and positioning of equipment can cause health problems
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State a risk when using ICT
Use of computer equipment can cause eye strain
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State a risk when using ICT
Spilt drinks can cause an electric shock or damage your computer
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State a risk when using ICT
Digital devices can overheat and become a fire hazzard
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State a responsible practise when using ICT
Keep the room well ventilated
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State a responsible practise when using ICT
Keep the computer and work surfaces clean
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State a responsible practise when using ICT
Use ergonomically designed equipment
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State a responsible practise when using ICT
Take breaks or change position regularly
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State a responsible practise when using ICT
Keep the room well lit
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State a responsible practise when using ICT
Take regular screen breaks
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State a responsible practise when using ICT
Keep food and drink away from equipment
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State a responsible practise when using ICT
Fit smoke detectors and fire extinguishers
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State a responsible practise when using ICT
Do not overload electrical sockets
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What is sustainable development?
is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs
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State a sustainability issue of ICT
Old computer waste ends up as electronic waste that goes to landfill sites
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State a sustainability issue of ICT
More developed countries are now sending e-waste to less developed countries
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State a sustainability issue of ICT
Toxic substances from e-waste can get into the soil and water supplies
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State a sustainability issue of ICT
All digital devices need electricity. large computers need even more electricity to keep them cool. The traditional generation of electricity produces green house gases that can cause global warming
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State a sustainability issue of ICT
Some of the elements used to create digital devices are in short supply so will run out one day
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State a sustainability issue of ICT
Electricity often comes from non-renewable resources which will run out in the future
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State a way to increase sustainability of ICT
Recycle or reuse old digital devices
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State a way to increase sustainability of ICT
Donate unwanted digital devices to organisations who provide computers to poorer countries
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State a way to increase sustainability of ICT
Companies will now buy your unwanted digital devices from you so they are re-used
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State a way to increase sustainability of ICT
Some companies are now taking apart electronic waste and selling the parts
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State a way to increase sustainability of ICT
Use digital devices for as long as possible before replacing
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State a way to increase sustainability of ICT
Switch off digital devices when they are not in use and when batteries are charged
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State a way to increase sustainability of ICT
Use devices that have a sleep mode when not in use
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State a way to increase sustainability of ICT
Companies who run large servers are now locating to locations with cool climates and cheap sustainable electricity
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State a way to increase sustainability of ICT
Technology companies are starting to offer solar powered devices
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