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How ICT affects my local community

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ICT and the community I am going to investigate how ICT affects my local community: Public Libraries Members of libraries can use the ICT facilities there to access Internet and e-mail or even programs such as Microsoft office, which includes PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Access and FrontPage. Using the Internet at libraries can be a waste of time because sometimes the computers maybe slow or busy. When using e-mail it can be frustrating because some of the domains have been blocked, this only affects children mostly. Other computer hardware is available, for example, speakers, scanners or printers. Most libraries also give free access to their ICT equipment. When using the libraries computers, most of the websites for children have been blocked. This is to stop misuse of the computers and noise in the library from children coming in and being noisy talking to each other while on the computer, playing games. There is also not enough privacy on what you maybe doing, for example, when logging on to certain websites someone could see you type in your password. ...read more.

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Cyber Cafes are a good invention and are helpful. They are a lot more popular than libraries and seem to becoming a trend. CCTV CCTV security cameras are a step up in technology. They are great to help companies protect their businesses and keep safety levels high in the community. CCTV security cameras are a quick and easy way to make the community safer. In my local community they have just installed 16 CCTV security cameras to make the public feel safer and to cut down on crime. CCTV security cameras come in all shapes and sizes and picture quality, some these days are able to zoom in and out up to a few miles away. If an incident does a occur its easy enough just to check the tapes and find information need for the police. The police have evidence then to take action if needed and make the community a safer place to live in. The problem with having CCTV security cameras is it costs a lot of money to capture the whole community, if this doesn't happen people would take advantage of the areas that are not seeable on camera. ...read more.

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There are many advantages and disadvantages about ATM Machines. Its been known for people to play around with the machines and put little devices into the section of the machine where you enter your card to steal the information which can be used over the internet to buy goods. Some people don't realise all their money has gone until the next time come to uses their card, this is just one of the disadvantages. Another disadvantage is on some ATM Machines you may be charged for a transaction. Advantages about the ATM Machines are quite obvious they are quick to use, open 24/7 and are located in very convenient places. ATM Machines are a quick and simple way of drawing money out of your bank account and are used by millions of people. Without ATM Machines the banks would be very busy in the daytime. ICT has change the way my local community lives. My people now have and e-mail account or a computer with Internet access at home. Broadband is also available in the area of the community. The community sprit seems to be getting stronger thanks to CCTV and other ICT technologies. Chris Cummins ...read more.

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