Area Where Computers have been Misuse and How to Prevent Computer Misuse or Abuse

LESSON – COMPUTER MISUSE 

 

TOPIC
  • Introduction
  • Area Where Computers have been Misuse
  • How to Prevent the Abuse of Computer
  • Lesson Evaluation

 

INTRODUCTION 

Computer misuse is the improper or illegal used of computer that affects the mind and behaviour of the users in a negative way that cause harm to other computer users.

Computer misuse is also known as computer abuse.

The abuse is done by children, adults and the old.

Most of the children used computer for improper activities such as watching pornography, bullying, etc. while the adult and the old used it for both improper and illegal activities such as fraud, stealing identity, etc.

 

AREAS OF COMPUTER MISUSE

There are many areas where computer has been used for wrong or negative things, for example –

 

1. Piracy

2. Job losses

3. Invasion of privacy

4. Fraud

5. Stealing

6. Cybercrime or cyberbullying

7. Pornography

8. Virus

10. Hacking

 

1. PIRACY 

Computer software are written by computer programmers for sale.

However, a lot of users simply get copies of software from friends and colleagues for use on their system without paying for it.

 

2. JOB LOSSES 

As a result of the fact that many operations are now done by the computer, people who are not literate in computer use are likely to lose their jobs.

 

3. INVASION OF PRIVACY 

Many people now have access to the Internet and have email addresses.

It is now common to receive emails from people or companies you don’t know anything about trying to pass information or sell something to you.

 

4. FRAUD 

Goods and services are sold and bought on the internet.

We need to know the people we deal with.

Otherwise, goods or services purchased many never be delivered as it may be a fraud.

 

5. STEALING 

People can steal password and withdraw money from bank accounts through the ATM machine or the internet.

 

6. CYBERCRIME OR CYBERBULLYING 

Computer is used online to threatening the peace of other users.

 

7. PORNOGRAPHY 

Pornography is one of the area where computer is being misuse.

It is an online sexual activities that show nude photos and videos.

 

8. VIRUS 

Virus is a program used to cause damage to computer or gain access to personal information.

 

9. HACKING 

Computer are also used to gain access a private information or network inside a computer.

 

10. IMPERSONATION 

Computers are used to steal people identity and to incriminate them in their criminal activities.

 

THE REASONS WHY PEOPLE ABUSE THE COMPUTERS

People abuse the computers for many reasons,

1. Greed

2. Joblessness

3. Ignorance

4. Easy access

5. Unemployment

6. Underemployment

7. Anonymity (Faceless)

8. Parent carelessness

9. Bullying

10. Fun

 

HOW TO PREVENT COMPUTER ABUSE OR MISUSE 

Computer misuse or abuse can be prevent as follows:

 

1. Copyright law

2. Regulating the social media

3. Strong computer passwords

4. The use of two way factors (2fa)

5. Protect your online identity and personal information

6. Monitor the use of computer by your children

7. Install child app

8. Install a premium antivirus

 

LESSON EVALUATION

 

Answer all the questions.

1. explain the meaning of computer misuse.

2. mention 5 areas where computer are misused.

3. discuss how children and adults abuse the computer.

4. state 5 ways to prevent computer abuse.

 

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