LESSON – COMPUTER MISUSE
- Area Where Computers have been Misuse
- How to Prevent the Abuse of Computer
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 –
2. Job losses
3. Invasion of privacy
6. Cybercrime or cyberbullying
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.
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.
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.
Pornography is one of the area where computer is being misuse.
It is an online sexual activities that show nude photos and videos.
Virus is a program used to cause damage to computer or gain access to personal information.
Computer are also used to gain access a private information or network inside a computer.
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,
4. Easy access
7. Anonymity (Faceless)
8. Parent carelessness
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
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.