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Sunday, September 13, 2009

What is copyright?
1. A form of intellectual property which gives the creator of an original work exclusive rights for a certain time period in relation to that work.
2. Copyright give the original owner the rights to republish and re perform their work.
The time frame of copyright is fifty years after the creator has passed away.

What type of work is protected?
-musical works etc music, lyrics, compos
-artistic works etc painting
literary works such as written books
dramatic works such as dramas

how is copyright violated
1. more than 10% of work is copied
2. did not seek permission to use materials
3. all software are copyright
4. sharing of music over the internet in the form of MP3 format
what type of work does it not protect?(anything that is not documented is not protected under coypyright)
1. ideas
2. concepts
3. methods

What are the consequences of copyright infringement?
maximum fine of $100,000 and/or jail term not more than 5 years

What is cyberbullying?
1. when someone is threatened, embarrassed, shamed, tormented or harassed using digital technologies.
2. digital technologies such as email, video, blog, website, sms, instant messaging.
-cyber bullying is repeated many times then it qualifies as cyber bullying
-under the age of 16, its called cyber bullying
-If age is above 16, its called cyber stalking.
Reasons of cyber stalking/cyber bullying:
-social standing
-do it for laughs

effects of cyberbullying:
upset, depressed, afraid, embarrassed, grades drop, suicidal thoughts

how to deal with cyberbullying:
1. tell an adult/talk to a trusted friend
2. dont respond to a rude/mean email or text messages
3. stay away from the phone, chat or email for a few days
4. report the bullying to the chat host/web host/internet

Difference between Cyber friends and friends in real life:
Cyber friends: know through the Internet without meeting the person face-to-face
Friends in real life : get to know each other in the real world

Cyber friends : it is easy to hide his/her real identity (eg. name, gender, age); no verbal and physical feelings, leading to a high chance of deception
Friends in real life: it is difficult to hide his/her real identity, body language and expression

Effects of making friends in the cyber world:
positive: It may draw a person out of his/her shell
a shy teenager may become more open and brave, making it easier to share personal thoughts or problems
It also provides opportunities to meet people who share their particular interests from all over the world.

negative: not truthful of their real identities
cyberpals can easily pretend to be what they are not. therefore, revealing personal information could result in a potentially threatening situation

advice to cyber friendship:
1. avoid giving away personal details or sending their pictures
2. avoid meeting cyberpal face-to-face without discussing with their parents and obtaining permission
3. say NO firmly if someone is trying to persuade them into meeting up or giving personal information about themselves.
4. leave the chatroom if the conversation makes them feel uncomfortable

It is important to protect our computer, the valuable and personal data from being damaged or stolen.

types and effects of security threats
virus, trojan worm and spyware are all categorised under malware.
virus attach itself to a file.
trojan attach itself to a program and pretends to be a harmless program.
worm uses up the computer's resources.hard disk, RandomAcessMemory, processor speed
spyware collects data in your computer.
how virus come into computer
through emails, weakness in computer programs
install firewall and anti-spyware programs
update and scan your virus scans
use strong passwords


prayed ;
x5:21 AM

lead us to a place
guide us with your grace
to a place where we'll be safe

Friday, August 21, 2009

Godliness is by putting God in the first position in everything that we do. This does not mean that we only turn to God when we need assistance or when we meet troubles in our work. It also involves thanking God for the other minor blessings that he has shown us. God should be the main person we thank and never ever be forgotten. Godliness can also be shown when we are making decisions. We should pick decisions that are in God's favour. God will pick options that are right and beneficial to us. Therefore, we would never go wrong in the leading by God.
Respect can be demonstrated in many ways, by respecting teachers, seniors and even the cleaners in our school. It should be started by respecting ourselves. Respecting ourselves doesn't mean being egoistic about ourselves. It means to do the right things that are beneficial to ourselves. At times, we are often tempted to choose the bad choices because of the rewards that we will receive in the near future and not think of further future. Respecting ourselves also involves things like not smoking and not taking drugs. Taking drugs and smoking harms our health. So if we were to respect ourselves, we would not take such harmful substances.
All-round excellence
All-round excellence is by striving to do our best in everything that we do. All-round excellence also means that to be good in everything and not just plain academics. We should be morally upright too. Having good results and having no morals does not show all-round excellence. Similarly, plainly having morals without results does not show all-round excellence. Having morals and good academic results are what all-round excellence means and we should all aim to be someone with all-round excellence.
Commitment is close to enthusiasm whereby we put in our best in everything that we do and other works that we are accounted for. An example is projects. Commitment means to finish the project and knowing that we have put in our best to complete the project.
Enthusiasm can be shown anywhere in anything that we do. Camps, class events and school activities. Enthusiasm does not only apply to playing, it also involves having the motivation to do our best in things that are assigned to us. Enthusiasm shown in camps can be like participating in the class cheers and not standing by one side and not talking. This definately doesn't show enthusiasm at all.

self reflection:
I realised that values such as enthusiasm, commitment and respect are easy to uphold. However, values such as godliness and all-round excellence are difficult to hold. At times in life, temptations are inevitable and some takes alot of self-will to be able to resist the temptation. However, no matter what, we should never give up but press on and try to be able to uphold all of these morals.

prayed ;
x6:54 AM

lead us to a place
guide us with your grace
to a place where we'll be safe

Yihua ( 10 )


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