Use of technology has led to an increase in bullying. Children are not able to escape their bullies since they infiltrate the security of victim’s homes through online avenues. Cyberbullying has resulted in an increase in teenage suicides.
People are not only dependent on technology today-we are addicted to it. Studies indicate that when smartphones are taken away from people, they still feel the vibrations as if they were still having the phones. Besides, they feel restless and nervous whenever they do not have their phones with them leading to some withdrawal symptoms that you might see from drug users.
Lack of privacy
Social network and the internet as a w hole encourages people to be public about their lives. Even though some of the sites allow users to control the information they share, such limitations are easily forgot.
Technology How to Guides, Tips and Tricks
The Internet is a big place, and navigating it can be a daunting task. To help you navigate try out the following top tips to help you navigate the cyber-space.
Use an Internet search engine
Search engines are among the crucial tools at your disposal for finding information online. Instead of guessing the full address of a website, simply type the information into the search engine such as a Bing or Google. Not only will this lead you to the information that you require. Additionally, it will broaden your search to include other relevant sites.
Found an amazing site? Cannot remember the URL now? As a rule of thumb, always bookmark the websites, which you find interesting. Bookmarks help you create a handy little shortcut in your toolbar to help you return to the website with just a click of the mouse.
Additionally, it is worthy to note that different browsers have different ways of bookmarking pages. If you are suing an IE, look for the “Favorites Menu, “if you are using Mozilla or Google Chrome, look for the star symbol at the address bar. Alternatively, Pressing CTRL+D will bring up the bookmark menu regardless of the browser.
Update your Antivirus
The difference between a nice looking and healthy computer and one which is overflowing with pop-ups is an antivirus. Always ensure your antivirus is up to date and all its components are good working order. If not, then you need to update it. If you do not have an antivirus, we recommend you download a free version to keep your PC safe.
Use Tab to Jump between Fields
While using a mouse is undeniably a useful device, it is not always necessary to use it. In fact, while filling in an online form, not using it will help you save time. Whenever you are filling in fields on a web page, instead of clicking on each field, simple press the Tan button and it will simply jump between the fields for you. Clicking the tab several times will cycle the whole process back to the beginning of the web-page. Also, you can as well use the arrow keys to select things in the drop-down menu, saving you even more time.
User Browser Shortcuts
Using browser shortcuts can help you save a lot of time. Instead of navigating and finding the correct menu with your mouse, you could use a few simple keyboard shortcuts. Below are some of the helpful ones.
- CTRL F: brings up a search box allowing you to type in the keywords
- Alt-Home: returns you to your homepage
- CTRL D: Used for bookmarking a web page
- F11: lets you toggle amid full and regular screen mode. Useful when using multiple windows.
- CTRL W: closes the window
- CTRL +: zooms in
- CTRL -: zooms out
- F5: reloads or refreshes the page that you are on.
Caution, not all the computers have the same keys designed as explained above. Explore to understand what will work for your computer.