Computer Science: Ethical, legal and environmental impacts AQA (9-1) GCSE revision and exam practice

Great for AQA (9-1) GCSE Computer Science revision and exam practice.

This revision workbook covers the AQA GCSE Computer Science (8520) specification section 3.7 “Ethical, legal and environmental impacts of digital technology on wider society, including issues of privacy”. Includes a 52-page PDF document including theory, tasks and includes all the answers. It also includes a section giving students techniques for how to tackle long answer exam questions included a sample question they can mark, tips on improving the answer and a practice question they can try themselves.

Ideal as a GCSE revision aid or as a teaching resource and covers several laws that govern the use of computers along with explaining the difference between hackers v crackers. It discusses privacy issues such as using wireless networking, cloud storage and cloud computing, wearable technology and computer-based implants. It shows pupils how to ask ethical questions and looks at the environment impacts in the manufacture, transportation, use and disposal phases of technology .

Table of contents:

  • The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988
  • The copyright of algorithms
  • The Computer Misuse Act 1990
  • The Data Protection Act 1998
  • The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
  • The Freedom of Information Act 2000
  • Human Rights Act 1998
  • Hackers v crackers
  • Wireless networking
  • Cloud storage and cloud computing
  • Asking ethical questions
  • Data privacy
  • Wearable technology
  • Computer based implants
  • Healthcare apps
  • Review culture
  • Environmental impact of technology
  • Energy efficient computers
  • Flexible working
  • Answering long exam questions

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Created: Apr 11, 2018

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