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The advantages and disadvantages of the Social, Economic, Legal and Moral effects of ICT

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The advantages and disadvantages of the Social, Economic, Legal and Moral effects of ICT. As IT is used so commonly throughout the world now there have been many arguments over whether its presence has been helpful or unhelpful. These arguments can be divided into four main categories: Social effects; Moral effects; Economic effects; and Legal effects. The Social effects. There are many arguments regarding what effect IT has had upon modern day society. It is often said that IT has made children more violent, moody, irresponsible, and in some cases even made them less intelligent. It is the view of many adults that children (especially teenagers) should not be allowed to se the computers at all as they are not learning skills that will be vital to them in later life, like how to properly communicate with someone, how to manage finances, how to get a job, how to run ones life in general. However the parents of the children who let their children go on the computers as a way of keeping them quiet are the ones ...read more.

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As a result they fail do do their homework, and then their education suffers. A solution suggested to the problem posed by teenagers spending too much time on computers was to restrict teenagers and only allow them on computers for a certain amount of time each day. However there are several flaws in this idea. 1. How would the teenagers be monitored? And how would they then be blocked after their time limit had expired? 2. How do you tell the difference between a child on the computer and an adult doing work? 3. Many adults may not support this idea so why should this only apply to the adults who do support it? However there are times when computer have benefited society. For example with the internet families on other sides of the globe can easily stay in contact without paying a fortune in telephone bills. Old people who are confined to their homes with illnesses can stay in contact with family and friends. ...read more.

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So IT has improved the catching of criminals but has opened up more opprertunities for criminals to exploit. The Moral effects There are many opposing arguments regarding moral issues concerning computers. One of the key issues lies in employment. Is it right to give a human's job to a computer? As the computer industry advances so the number of jobs a computer can handle. In manufacturing computers do more of the work than humans. So is it right to make humans unemployed just so the company can produce more? However if the computer can do it more efficiently shouldn't the computer do it? This is one of the cyclic arguments regarding the use of IT In conclusion I have decided that out of the four main sectors of arguments two have been badly affected by IT, one hasn't really been affected, and one has been greatly improved. All in all I feel that although there are many issues surrounding the use of IT, I feel it has improved the human way of life and should continue to do so. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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