WEEK/TERM: THIRD TERM /WEEK 6
CLASS: JSS 1
DATE: 1st August, 2020
SUBJECT: Computer Science
TOPIC: Abuses of the Internet
Reference: The Internet – Wikipedia
Note for the Student
Internet abuse refers to improper use of the internet and may include:
Cyberbullying is when someone, bullies or harasses others on the internet and in other digital spaces, particularly on social media sites. Harmful bullying behaviour can include posting rumours, threats, a victims’ personal information, or pejorative labels (i.e. hate speech). Bullying or harassment can be identified by repeated behaviour and an intent to harm. Victims of cyberbullying may experience lower self-esteem, increased suicidal ideation, and a variety of negative emotional responses including being scared, frustrated, angry, or depressed
Cybercrime, or computer-oriented crime, is a crime that involves a computer and a network. The computer may have been used in the commission of a crime, or it may be the target. Cybercrime may threaten a person or a nation’s security and financial health.
Malware is any software intentionally designed to cause damage to a computer, server, client, or computer network (by contrast, software that cause unintentional harm due to some deficiency is typically described as a software bug. A wide variety of types of malware exist, including computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, ransomware, spyware, adware, rogue software, and scareware.
Spamming is the use of messaging systems to send an unsolicited message (spam) to large numbers of recipients for the purpose of commercial advertising, for the purpose of non-commercial proselytizing, or for any prohibited purpose. While the most widely recognized form of spam is email spam, the term is applied to similar abuses in other media: instant messaging spam, Usenet newsgroup spam, Web search engine spam, spam in blogs, wiki spam, online classified ads spam, mobile phone messaging spam, Internet forum spam, junk fax transmissions, social spam, spam mobile apps, television advertising and file sharing spam.
Explain the following:
- Cyber bullying.
- Cyber crime.