1. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MAIN ISSUES (AREAS OF CONCERN) RELATED TO GENERAL INTERNET USAGE?

Conduct primary and secondary research.

Some useful links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uquRzrcwA18

This video addresses the numerous problems with the internet such as; Privacy, addiction,

1.  Cyber-bullying – Being bullied online

2. Propaganda – influences on the internet making people think a certain way

3. false information – incorrect info that makes people seem like idiots

4. inappropriate access to adult content – children getting onto porn sites and such

5. Identity theft – bank information being stolen

6. harm & offence – people being arses on the internet

 

Social media issues:

Catfishing – People make fake accounts and trick people into thinking they are someone they aren’t.

cyber bullying – People make fun of people anonymously

propaganda – Images or texts designed to influence people to think a certain way

 

Legal and ethical  problems with the internet:

Privacy – There are various acts in place to prevent invasions of privacy such as the, “Invasion of privacy act”

National laws can’t be applied on the internet because if someone commits a cyber crime from the UK on someone in the US where does the jurisdiction fall, the UK or the US.

Deformation law – If you say someone is or has done something on the news or whatnot, and it is proved to be false the publisher must pay a fine.

Anti-terrorism laws – You can’t promote terrorism on news or internet

You can’t regulate all of the internet there is simply too much.

Cyber crime – crimes that are commited online such as; Fraud, scam, e.t.c.

 

 

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