Unit 5: Effects of using IT (Safety issues of IT (Fact: Any liquids that…
Unit 5: Effects of using IT
Social effects of using IT
Some jobs have been lost as a result of computers being used to do the same work that people used to do, for example
Although many employment areas have suffered job losses, other areas have grown and jobs have been created. Such as:
Safety issues of IT
Fact: Any liquids that spilled on electrical equipment can damage the equipment and an electric shock
Problem: Electric shock is bad for our body
Solution: Keep any food and drink away from any electrical equipment
Fact: Plugging too many cables into a socket can be result in overheating and a fire
Problem: It costs a lot to repair something when it gets fire
Solution: NEVER plug too many cables into one socket & Make sure that there is a fire extinguishers nearby
Fact: Computer equipment is often connected to lots of cables.
Problem: It can cause people to fell over them if the cables are laying on the floor
Solution: Place cables inside a cable duct or under the carpet/floring
Fact: There are lots of computer equipment that are heavy
Problem: Heavy items can cause serious injury if they fall on people
Solution: Make sure equipment is placed on strong tables/shelves
Hacking and Hackers
Why do hackers hack?
Because they usually break a valued data such as financial information (Card number, PIN, How much money do we have, etc) and personal information (D.O.B, Address, etc)
How to protect our computer from Hacking?
Use strong passwords to protect your user login account (E.g. 2HjK&h43, 7%tW/7, etc)
NEVER REVEAL OUR LOGIN PASSWORD to anyone else
Put a FIREWALL between our computers and any network
DISCONNECT from networks when we are not using them
ENCRYPT any sensitive information
Health effects of using IT
This caused by looking at a monitor which is a constant distance away. The muscles that focus your eyes do not move, and so get tired and painful. Eye-strain can also cause headaches
How to prevent it
Look away from the monitor at regular intervals – re-focus on distant or close objects to exercise the muscles in the eye.
Take regular breaks.
Use an anti-glare filter in front of the monitor to cut down on screen reflections that can also tire the eyes
Is a short for MALicious softWare
It is given to any software that could harm a computer system, user's data and even make the computer perform actions without the owner knowing
How to protect our computer from viruses?
NEVER download and install software from the internet that is not TRUSTABLE
Don't click links in websites that seem suspicious
Install an anti-malware software
DON'T Trust cracked versions of a software
Install an anti-virus software and keep it up-to-date
When someone creates an original piece of software and that person holds the COPYRIGHT for the software that he created
Under copyright law, people must NOT:
Copy the software for other people
Lend the software to other people
Rent the software to other people
If someone breaks the copyright law, they can be punished by FINES or/and IMPRISONMENT