ICT has made a huge impact on the day to day lives of society especially the use of the World Wide Web, as it allows us to be kept informed on a range of issues; and also allows us to communicate with one another without using e-mail without any difficulty. We are able to use on-line banking and on-line shopping which many people today rely on and a number of other services that we may require such as applying for a passport, booking a driving test, completing a tax return etc. Nowadays anything is possible when using ICT as a way of communicating between organisations and society. In this report I will be looking at how ICT has affected different people, how it is used to communicate with one another and how “The Digital Divide” has affected those who lack access to ICT.
How has ICT affected me and my family?
I use ICT on a daily basis whether it’s for researching information and accessing the web or using online banking services and communicating with friends and family. It is simple and straightforward to use for those who have the knowledge and keep up-to date with all of today’s technologies. I have found that the good points about using ICT for myself is that if there is a certain piece of information I need to find out then the web is the ideal place to look as it is easily accessible and simple for me to use. Whenever I needed to revise for my exams I always relied on programmes, books and the Bitesize websites provided by the BBC, so broadcasting helped me a lot. Communicating via text and e-mail between family and friends is a quick and easy way to stay in contact. I always rely on internet banking as I can check and manage my account at any time I want without having to wait for monthly statements which have sometimes taken a while due to postal delays. Although there are a few drawbacks to using ICT such as, the internet is not always a reliable source for researching and collecting the information I need as it is not always correct and...
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