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    Hi, I am currently doing an AS course in applied ICT studying the aspects of technology and the effects that each aspect has on peoples lives. I decided to do a small questionnaire on here to get some wider ranged opinions on this subject.

    Please state your age, gender occupation, region (for comparable reasons) and then answer the questions in as much detail as possible.

    Please copy and paste this questionnaire and then fill in the [] boxes with an X when relevant.

    Communication

    1) What types of technology do you use mostly in a typical day?
    Please tick more than one answer when relevant.

    Computer/ Laptop []
    Mobile []
    Internet/Wireless []
    iPods/ iPads []
    Gaming Consoles []

    2) What method of communication do you use the most?

    Online communication (E.G. Facebook) []
    Texting []
    Phone calls []
    E-mail []
    Instant messaging (E.G. Msn) []
    Other (Please state what)

    3) In your opinion has the internet made life easier for you?

    Yes []
    No []
    Please state why for either answer.

    4) In your opinions what are the major disadvantages of online services such as communication?


    Banking and online shopping

    1) Do you use the internet for banking and/or online shopping?

    Yes []
    No []

    2) Has online banking had a positive effect on your life?

    Yes []
    No []

    Why? (Please state below)


    3) Has online shopping had a positive effect on your life?

    Yes []
    No []

    Why? (Please state below)


    Employment

    1) How did you find your current job?

    Online []
    Job Center []
    Through a contact/friend/family []
    Other (please state below) []


    2) Do you think that online employment sites such as Monster.co.uk and Totaljobs.co.uk have has a positive or negative effect on employment rates?

    Positive :yy: []
    Negative :nn: []
    Please state why for either answer


    Entertainment and Leisure

    1) Do you use sites for entertainment and leisure purposes?

    Yes, all the time []
    Yes, when I have the time []
    Sometimes []
    Not ever []

    2) What do you believe the advantages of this kind of site to be?



    3) Does this type of site have a positive or negative effect on your life?

    Positive :yy: []
    Negative :nn: []
    Please state why for either answer

    Crime and crime prevention

    1) Do you think that CCTV cameras have a positive effect on the area you live in?

    Yes[]
    No[]
    No effect []

    2) Would you prefer more or less CCTV cameras in your current area of residence?

    More []
    Less []
    Neither []

    3) Do you feel safe in your current area of residence?

    Yes []
    No []

    4) What is your opinion of ID cards?

    Positive :yy: []
    Negative :nn: []
    Why?

    4) Do you know of anyone who has ever experienced any form of ID theft, phishing etc..?

    Yes []
    No []

    5) What is your opinion of having DNA taken from you when you are born?
    Positive :yy:[]
    Negative :nn: []
    Not bothered []
    Why?



    Thank you for completing my questionnaire. :yy:
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    Communication

    1) What types of technology do you use mostly in a typical day?
    Please tick more than one answer when relevant.

    Computer/ Laptop [x]
    Mobile [x]
    Internet/Wireless [x]
    iPods/ iPads [x]
    Gaming Consoles [x]

    2) What method of communication do you use the most?

    Online communication (E.G. Facebook) [x]
    Texting [x]
    Phone calls [x]
    E-mail []
    Instant messaging (E.G. Msn) []
    Other (Please state what)

    3) In your opinion has the internet made life easier for you?

    Yes [x]
    No []
    Please state why for either answer.

    How long have you got?

    4) In your opinions what are the major disadvantages of online services such as communication?

    Security risks

    Banking and online shopping

    1) Do you use the internet for banking and/or online shopping?

    Yes [x]
    No []

    2) Has online banking had a positive effect on your life?

    Yes [x]
    No []

    Why? (Please state below)

    Convenience and peace of mind

    3) Has online shopping had a positive effect on your life?

    Yes [x]
    No []

    Why? (Please state below)

    Convenience, access to products I normally wouldn't be able to buy.

    Employment

    1) How did you find your current job?

    Online []
    Job Center []
    Through a contact/friend/family []
    Other (please state below) [x]

    Applied in-store.

    2) Do you think that online employment sites such as Monster.co.uk and Totaljobs.co.uk have has a positive or negative effect on employment rates?

    Positive [x]
    Negative []
    Please state why for either answer

    More ways for people to find employers and employees can only be a good thing.

    Entertainment and Leisure

    1) Do you use sites for entertainment and leisure purposes?

    Yes, all the time [x]
    Yes, when I have the time []
    Sometimes []
    Not ever []

    2) What do you believe the advantages of this kind of site to be?

    They're entertaining and leisurely...

    3) Does this type of site have a positive or negative effect on your life?

    Positive [x]
    Negative []
    Please state why for either answer

    Because they're entertaining, that's kind of positive...

    Crime and crime prevention

    1) Do you think that CCTV cameras have a positive effect on the area you live in?

    Yes[x]
    No[]
    No effect []

    2) Would you prefer more or less CCTV cameras in your current area of residence?

    More []
    Less []
    Neither [x]

    3) Do you feel safe in your current area of residence?

    Yes [x]
    No []

    4) What is your opinion of ID cards?

    Positive []
    Negative []
    Why?

    Neither, quite pointless in my opinion.

    4) Do you know of anyone who has ever experienced any form of ID theft, phishing etc..?

    Yes [x]
    No []

    5) What is your opinion of having DNA taken from you when you are born?
    Positive [x]
    Negative []
    Not bothered []
    Why?

    It's like fingerprinting, but better.
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    Age: 17
    Gender: Female
    Occupation: Student
    Region: London

    Communication

    1) What types of technology do you use mostly in a typical day?
    Please tick more than one answer when relevant.

    Computer/ Laptop [X]
    Mobile [X]
    Internet/Wireless [X]
    iPods/ iPads []
    Gaming Consoles [X]

    2) What method of communication do you use the most?

    Online communication (E.G. Facebook) [X]
    Texting [X]
    Phone calls []
    E-mail [X]
    Instant messaging (E.G. Msn) [X]
    Other (Please state what)

    3) In your opinion has the internet made life easier for you?

    Yes [X]
    No []
    Please state why for either answer.
    Because it is useful for educational/entertainment/social purposes. I prefer to find answers over the internet than read a book.

    4) In your opinions what are the major disadvantages of online services such as communication?
    *Distant communication isn't as effective as face-to-face
    *Safety


    Banking and online shopping
    *Phishing

    1) Do you use the internet for banking and/or online shopping?

    Yes [X]
    No []

    2) Has online banking had a positive effect on your life?

    Yes [X]
    No []

    Why? (Please state below)
    Because I am able to view my bank statments when I want.

    3) Has online shopping had a positive effect on your life?

    Yes [X]
    No []

    Why? (Please state below)
    Because I order products from safe sites, it is the correct product and the delivery is quick.

    Employment

    1) How did you find your current job?

    Online []
    Job Center []
    Through a contact/friend/family []
    Other (please state below) []

    n/a

    2) Do you think that online employment sites such as Monster.co.uk and Totaljobs.co.uk have has a positive or negative effect on employment rates?

    Positive []
    Negative []
    Please state why for either answer

    n/a

    Entertainment and Leisure

    1) Do you use sites for entertainment and leisure purposes?

    Yes, all the time [X]
    Yes, when I have the time []
    Sometimes []
    Not ever []

    2) What do you believe the advantages of this kind of site to be?

    Personally, I find what I want and that meets my needs.

    3) Does this type of site have a positive or negative effect on your life?

    Positive [X]
    Negative []
    Please state why for either answer

    When I miss a tv show i.e. Doctor Who, I can catch up on iPlayer

    Crime and crime prevention

    1) Do you think that CCTV cameras have a positive effect on the area you live in?

    Yes[X]
    No[]
    No effect []

    2) Would you prefer more or less CCTV cameras in your current area of residence?

    More [X]
    Less []
    Neither []

    3) Do you feel safe in your current area of residence?

    Yes []
    No [X]

    4) What is your opinion of ID cards?

    Positive [X]
    Negative []
    Why?

    The ID card system isn't always successful, but it's better than nothing.

    4) Do you know of anyone who has ever experienced any form of ID theft, phishing etc..?

    Yes []
    No [X]

    5) What is your opinion of having DNA taken from you when you are born?
    Positive [X]
    Negative []
    Not bothered []
    Why?
    Crime cases would benefit from this.
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    Communication

    1) What types of technology do you use mostly in a typical day?
    Please tick more than one answer when relevant.

    Computer/ Laptop [x]
    Mobile [x]
    Internet/Wireless [x]
    iPods/ iPads [x]
    Gaming Consoles [x]

    2) What method of communication do you use the most?

    Online communication (E.G. Facebook) [x]
    Texting [x]
    Phone calls [x]
    E-mail []
    Instant messaging (E.G. Msn) []
    Other (Please state what)

    3) In your opinion has the internet made life easier for you?

    Yes [x]
    No []
    Please state why for either answer.

    How long have you got?

    4) In your opinions what are the major disadvantages of online services such as communication?

    Security risks

    Banking and online shopping

    1) Do you use the internet for banking and/or online shopping?

    Yes [x]
    No []

    2) Has online banking had a positive effect on your life?

    Yes [x]
    No []

    Why? (Please state below)

    Convenience and peace of mind

    3) Has online shopping had a positive effect on your life?

    Yes [x]
    No []

    Why? (Please state below)

    Convenience, access to products I normally wouldn't be able to buy.

    Employment

    1) How did you find your current job?

    Online []
    Job Center []
    Through a contact/friend/family []
    Other (please state below) [x]

    Applied in-store.

    2) Do you think that online employment sites such as Monster.co.uk and Totaljobs.co.uk have has a positive or negative effect on employment rates?

    Positive [x]
    Negative []
    Please state why for either answer

    More ways for people to find employers and employees can only be a good thing.

    Entertainment and Leisure

    1) Do you use sites for entertainment and leisure purposes?

    Yes, all the time [x]
    Yes, when I have the time []
    Sometimes []
    Not ever []

    2) What do you believe the advantages of this kind of site to be?

    They're entertaining and leisurely...

    3) Does this type of site have a positive or negative effect on your life?

    Positive [x]
    Negative []
    Please state why for either answer

    Because they're entertaining, that's kind of positive...

    Crime and crime prevention

    1) Do you think that CCTV cameras have a positive effect on the area you live in?

    Yes[x]
    No[]
    No effect []

    2) Would you prefer more or less CCTV cameras in your current area of residence?

    More []
    Less []
    Neither [x]

    3) Do you feel safe in your current area of residence?

    Yes [x]
    No []

    4) What is your opinion of ID cards?

    Positive []
    Negative []
    Why?

    Neither, quite pointless in my opinion.

    4) Do you know of anyone who has ever experienced any form of ID theft, phishing etc..?

    Yes [x]
    No []

    5) What is your opinion of having DNA taken from you when you are born?
    Positive [x]
    Negative []
    Not bothered []
    Why?

    It's like fingerprinting, but better.


    Age? Gender? Region? please respond so i can use this information in my work
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    (Original post by Gofre)
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    Sorry what is your occupation? forgot to ask that one
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    Online shopper/dept co-ordinator at Sainsburys.
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    Communication

    1) What types of technology do you use mostly in a typical day?
    Please tick more than one answer when relevant.

    Computer/ Laptop [X]
    Mobile [X]
    Internet/Wireless [X]
    iPods/ iPads []
    Gaming Consoles []

    2) What method of communication do you use the most?

    Online communication (E.G. Facebook) []
    Texting []
    Phone calls []
    E-mail []
    Instant messaging (E.G. Msn) [X]
    Other (Please state what)

    3) In your opinion has the internet made life easier for you?

    Yes [X]
    No []
    Please state why for either answer.

    I've made friends, been able to chat to people for free and have access to near enough the all human knowledge.

    4) In your opinions what are the major disadvantages of online services such as communication?

    My prime concern with things like Facebook and Twitter is the security of our personal information. We are effectively selling our personal details instead of paying for a normal service.

    Banking and online shopping

    1) Do you use the internet for banking and/or online shopping?

    Yes [X]
    No []

    2) Has online banking had a positive effect on your life?

    Yes []
    No []

    Why? (Please state below)

    Neither - It is useful but I wouldn't die without it.

    3) Has online shopping had a positive effect on your life?

    Yes [X]
    No []

    Why? (Please state below)

    It makes it much easier for me to check reviews and buy stuff.

    Employment

    1) How did you find your current job?

    Online []
    Job Center []
    Through a contact/friend/family []
    Other (please state below) []

    Not employed.

    2) Do you think that online employment sites such as Monster.co.uk and Totaljobs.co.uk have has a positive or negative effect on employment rates?

    Positive [X]
    Negative []
    Please state why for either answer

    I imagine having more jobs available would make it more likely for people to get a job.

    Entertainment and Leisure

    1) Do you use sites for entertainment and leisure purposes?

    Yes, all the time []
    Yes, when I have the time []
    Sometimes [X]
    Not ever []

    2) What do you believe the advantages of this kind of site to be?

    It fills the time up when I have nothing to do.


    3) Does this type of site have a positive or negative effect on your life?

    Positive [X]
    Negative []
    Please state why for either answer

    I am quite good at time management so I don't let it effect my college work or social arrangements.

    Crime and crime prevention

    1) Do you think that CCTV cameras have a positive effect on the area you live in?

    Yes[X]
    No[]
    No effect []

    2) Would you prefer more or less CCTV cameras in your current area of residence?

    More []
    Less [X]
    Neither []

    3) Do you feel safe in your current area of residence?

    Yes []
    No [X]

    4) What is your opinion of ID cards?

    Positive []
    Negative [X]
    Why?

    Just another method for the government to control their people.

    4) Do you know of anyone who has ever experienced any form of ID theft, phishing etc..?

    Yes [X]
    No []

    5) What is your opinion of having DNA taken from you when you are born?
    Positive []
    Negative [X]
    Not bothered []
    Why?

    The government should only know as much information as they need - a database of DNA is a step too far.
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    1) What types of technology do you use mostly in a typical day?
    Please tick more than one answer when relevant.

    Computer/ Laptop [x]
    Mobile [x]
    Internet/Wireless [x]
    iPods/ iPads []
    Gaming Consoles []

    2) What method of communication do you use the most?

    Online communication (E.G. Facebook) []
    Texting []
    Phone calls [x]
    E-mail []
    Instant messaging (E.G. Msn) []
    Other (Please state what)

    3) In your opinion has the internet made life easier for you?

    Yes [x]
    No []
    Please state why for either answer.

    Easy access to resources, online shopping, ability to do coursework at home, able to keep in touch with others
    4) In your opinions what are the major disadvantages of online services such as communication?
    Privacy. That's about it


    Banking and online shopping

    1) Do you use the internet for banking and/or online shopping?

    Yes [x]
    No []

    2) Has online banking had a positive effect on your life?

    Yes [x]
    No []

    Why? (Please state below)

    It means that I can have a look at my statement whenever I like. It also meant that I knew straight away that £70 was fradulently taking from my bank account, instead of having to wait for my paper statement(Because I noticed earlier, I could sort it out earlier)

    It also makes transferring money a lot easier, considering it's pretty much instant


    3) Has online shopping had a positive effect on your life?

    Yes [x]
    No []

    Why? (Please state below)

    It makes things a lot cheaper than buying them in store. It also means that you are covered by law, to be able to give things back in a set period of time ie: camera's in Argos are non returnable if bought in the shop, however if they are sold online, then they must allow returns within 14 days(Distance selling regulations) It also means that a lot of my receipts are in one place, as I tend to use PayPal a lot. This is useful for warranty purposes


    Employment

    1) How did you find your current job?

    Online []
    Job Center []
    Through a contact/friend/family []
    Other (please state below) [x]

    Unemployed

    2) Do you think that online employment sites such as Monster.co.uk and Totaljobs.co.uk have has a positive or negative effect on employment rates?

    Positive :yy: [x]
    Negative :nn: []
    Please state why for either answer

    I'd say largely positive, however I'm still struggling to get a job. It means that you can put your CV online and employers can find you; making efficiency savings for the company and hopefully you can get a job quicker


    Entertainment and Leisure

    1) Do you use sites for entertainment and leisure purposes?

    Yes, all the time [x]
    Yes, when I have the time []
    Sometimes []
    Not ever []

    2) What do you believe the advantages of this kind of site to be?
    Entertainment, knowledge, communication with friends


    3) Does this type of site have a positive or negative effect on your life?

    Positive :yy: [x]
    Negative :nn: []
    Please state why for either answer

    Media sites are positive(such as YouTube) as it can mean learning new things in a visual format. sites such as Facebook help you get in touch with friends etc...

    Crime and crime prevention

    1) Do you think that CCTV cameras have a positive effect on the area you live in?

    Yes[x]
    No[]
    No effect []

    2) Would you prefer more or less CCTV cameras in your current area of residence?

    More []
    Less []
    Neither [x]

    3) Do you feel safe in your current area of residence?

    Yes []
    No [x]

    4) What is your opinion of ID cards?

    Positive :yy: []
    Negative :nn: []
    Why?

    It doesn't bother me whether we have ID cards or not
    4) Do you know of anyone who has ever experienced any form of ID theft, phishing etc..?

    Yes [x]
    No []

    5) What is your opinion of having DNA taken from you when you are born?
    Positive :yy:[]
    Negative :nn: []
    Not bothered [x]
    Why?

    It's your DNA and your property and information can be lost, however it can mean we can track down criminals a lot quicker if there is a database
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    Thank you both for replying it is a big help towards my research
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    Hows about this question then. How do you feel about all databases: police, school, uni, your GP having on huge database where they can just go on and find out everything they need to know about you?
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    Gender: Male
    Occupation: Student
    Region: Scotland


    Communication

    1) What types of technology do you use mostly in a typical day?
    Please tick more than one answer when relevant.

    Computer/ Laptop [x]
    Mobile [x]
    Internet/Wireless [x]
    iPods/ iPads [x]
    Gaming Consoles [x]

    2) What method of communication do you use the most?

    Online communication (E.G. Facebook) []
    Texting [x]
    Phone calls []
    E-mail []
    Instant messaging (E.G. Msn) []
    Other (Please state what)

    3) In your opinion has the internet made life easier for you?

    Yes [x]
    No []
    Please state why for either answer.

    Because communication has become easier and able to keep in contact with more people.

    4) In your opinions what are the major disadvantages of online services such as communication?

    Probably security

    Banking and online shopping

    1) Do you use the internet for banking and/or online shopping?

    Yes [x]
    No []

    2) Has online banking had a positive effect on your life?

    Yes [x]
    No []

    Why? (Please state below)
    easier to sort funds etc.

    3) Has online shopping had a positive effect on your life?

    Yes [x]
    No []

    Why? (Please state below)

    access to much more than in store shopping
    Employment

    1) How did you find your current job?

    Online []
    Job Center []
    Through a contact/friend/family []
    Other (please state below) []

    N/A

    2) Do you think that online employment sites such as Monster.co.uk and Totaljobs.co.uk have has a positive or negative effect on employment rates?

    Positive []
    Negative []
    Please state why for either answer

    More resources that can be used to help people find jobs
    Entertainment and Leisure

    1) Do you use sites for entertainment and leisure purposes?

    Yes, all the time [x]
    Yes, when I have the time []
    Sometimes []
    Not ever []

    2) What do you believe the advantages of this kind of site to be?

    entertaining, helpful sometimes

    3) Does this type of site have a positive or negative effect on your life?

    Positive [x]
    Negative []
    Please state why for either answer

    help is pretty positive

    Crime and crime prevention

    1) Do you think that CCTV cameras have a positive effect on the area you live in?

    Yes[]
    No[]
    No effect [x]

    2) Would you prefer more or less CCTV cameras in your current area of residence?

    More []
    Less []
    Neither [x]

    3) Do you feel safe in your current area of residence?

    Yes [x]
    No []

    4) What is your opinion of ID cards?

    Positive []
    Negative []
    Why?

    another piece of proof to carry around, whats the point

    4) Do you know of anyone who has ever experienced any form of ID theft, phishing etc..?

    Yes []
    No [x]

    5) What is your opinion of having DNA taken from you when you are born?
    Positive []
    Negative []
    Not bothered []
    Why?
    Even though crime would likely benefit, I don't feel like I should give up my information
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    1) What types of technology do you use mostly in a typical day?
    Please tick more than one answer when relevant.

    Computer/ Laptop [X]
    Mobile [X]
    Internet/Wireless [X]
    iPods/ iPads [X]
    Gaming Consoles [X]

    2) What method of communication do you use the most?

    Online communication (E.G. Facebook) []
    Texting []
    Phone calls [X]
    E-mail []
    Instant messaging (E.G. Msn) []
    Other (Please state what)

    3) In your opinion has the internet made life easier for you?

    Yes [X] - Yes. Knowledge, Money saving, Money making.
    No []
    Please state why for either answer.

    4) In your opinions what are the major disadvantages of online services such as communication?
    Security

    Banking and online shopping

    1) Do you use the internet for banking and/or online shopping?

    Yes [X]
    No []

    2) Has online banking had a positive effect on your life?

    Yes [X]
    No []

    Why? (Please state below)
    Time saving, Money management.


    3) Has online shopping had a positive effect on your life?

    Yes [X]
    No []

    Why? (Please state below)
    Money saving, Hard to find items.

    Employment

    1) How did you find your current job?

    Online [X]
    Job Center []
    Through a contact/friend/family []
    Other (please state below) []


    2) Do you think that online employment sites such as Monster.co.uk and Totaljobs.co.uk have has a positive or negative effect on employment rates?

    Positive :yy: []
    Negative :nn: []
    Please state why for either answer - Neither.


    Entertainment and Leisure

    1) Do you use sites for entertainment and leisure purposes?

    Yes, all the time [X]
    Yes, when I have the time []
    Sometimes []
    Not ever []

    2) What do you believe the advantages of this kind of site to be? Personal benefit



    3) Does this type of site have a positive or negative effect on your life?

    Positive :yy: [X]
    Negative :nn: []
    Please state why for either answer - Aside from time wasting there is no negative.

    Crime and crime prevention

    1) Do you think that CCTV cameras have a positive effect on the area you live in?

    Yes[X]
    No[]
    No effect []

    2) Would you prefer more or less CCTV cameras in your current area of residence?

    More [X]
    Less []
    Neither []

    3) Do you feel safe in your current area of residence?

    Yes [X]
    No []

    4) What is your opinion of ID cards?

    Positive :yy: [X]
    Negative :nn: []
    Why?
    Illegal immigrants. Fraud.

    4) Do you know of anyone who has ever experienced any form of ID theft, phishing etc..?

    Yes [X]
    No []

    5) What is your opinion of having DNA taken from you when you are born?
    Positive :yy:[X]
    Negative :nn: []
    Not bothered []
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    Please state your age, gender occupation, region (for comparable reasons) and then answer the questions in as much detail as possible.
    Student, 21, London

    Please copy and paste this questionnaire and then fill in the [] boxes with an X when relevant.

    Communication

    1) What types of technology do you use mostly in a typical day?
    Please tick more than one answer when relevant.

    Computer/ Laptop [x]
    Mobile [x]
    Internet/Wireless [x]
    iPods/ iPads [x]
    Gaming Consoles []

    2) What method of communication do you use the most?

    Online communication (E.G. Facebook) []
    Texting []
    Phone calls []
    E-mail [x]
    Instant messaging (E.G. Msn) []
    Other (Please state what)

    3) In your opinion has the internet made life easier for you?

    Yes [x]
    No []
    Please state why for either answer.

    Academia is made infinitely easier with online article databases and searching. Makes my life as a student much easier and more informed.

    4) In your opinions what are the major disadvantages of online services such as communication?

    None really.

    Banking and online shopping

    1) Do you use the internet for banking and/or online shopping?

    Yes [x]
    No []

    2) Has online banking had a positive effect on your life?

    Yes [x]
    No []

    Why? (Please state below)
    Easier swapping money around, can be done from home instantly.


    3) Has online shopping had a positive effect on your life?

    Yes [x]
    No []

    Why? (Please state below)

    Don't have to get off my ass to buy stuff.

    Employment

    1) How did you find your current job?

    Online [x]
    Job Center []
    Through a contact/friend/family []
    Other (please state below) []


    2) Do you think that online employment sites such as Monster.co.uk and Totaljobs.co.uk have has a positive or negative effect on employment rates?

    Positive :yy: []
    Negative :nn: [x]
    Please state why for either answer

    They're pretty rubbish. Realistically I don't think people gain employment through this way.


    Entertainment and Leisure

    1) Do you use sites for entertainment and leisure purposes?

    Yes, all the time [x]
    Yes, when I have the time []
    Sometimes []
    Not ever []

    2) What do you believe the advantages of this kind of site to be?



    3) Does this type of site have a positive or negative effect on your life?

    Positive :yy: [x]
    Negative :nn: []
    Please state why for either answer

    Crime and crime prevention

    1) Do you think that CCTV cameras have a positive effect on the area you live in?

    Yes[]
    No[]
    No effect [x]

    2) Would you prefer more or less CCTV cameras in your current area of residence?

    More []
    Less []
    Neither [x]

    3) Do you feel safe in your current area of residence?

    Yes [x]
    No []

    4) What is your opinion of ID cards?

    Positive :yy: []
    Negative :nn: [x]
    Why?

    Waste of money.

    4) Do you know of anyone who has ever experienced any form of ID theft, phishing etc..?

    Yes [x]
    No []

    5) What is your opinion of having DNA taken from you when you are born?
    Positive :yy:[x]
    Negative :nn: []
    Not bothered []
    Why?

    Depends on what purpose. Should not be information available to insurance companies but more valuable for medical purposes.
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    Hi, I am currently doing an AS course in applied ICT studying the aspects of technology and the effects that each aspect has on peoples lives. I decided to do a small questionnaire on here to get some wider ranged opinions on this subject.

    Thank you for completing my questionnaire. :yy:
    More people might complete your survey if it was a bit easier- couldn't you use something like surverymonkey?
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    Communication

    1) What types of technology do you use mostly in a typical day?
    Please tick more than one answer when relevant.

    Computer/ Laptop [x]
    Mobile [x]
    Internet/Wireless [x]
    iPods/ iPads [x]
    Gaming Consoles [x]

    2) What method of communication do you use the most?

    Online communication (E.G. Facebook) []
    Texting []
    Phone calls []
    E-mail []
    Instant messaging (E.G. Msn) [x] (IRC, technically, but it's the same type of thieng)
    Other (Please state what)

    3) In your opinion has the internet made life easier for you?

    Yes [x]
    No []
    Please state why for either answer.

    Easier to access programming APIs without having to buy expensive books.

    4) In your opinions what are the major disadvantages of online services such as communication?

    Security of your personal information.

    Banking and online shopping

    1) Do you use the internet for banking and/or online shopping?

    Yes [x]
    No []

    2) Has online banking had a positive effect on your life?

    Yes [x]
    No []

    Why? (Please state below)

    No bus fares for the bank.


    3) Has online shopping had a positive effect on your life?

    Yes [x]
    No []

    Why? (Please state below)

    Cheaper deals, easier to get the brand you want for price/time weighting.

    Employment

    1) How did you find your current job?

    Online []
    Job Center []
    Through a contact/friend/family []
    Other (please state below) [x]

    UCAS

    2) Do you think that online employment sites such as Monster.co.uk and Totaljobs.co.uk have has a positive or negative effect on employment rates?

    Positive [x]
    Negative []
    Please state why for either answer

    Increases the chance of finding a job

    Entertainment and Leisure

    1) Do you use sites for entertainment and leisure purposes?

    Yes, all the time []
    Yes, when I have the time [x]
    Sometimes []
    Not ever []

    2) What do you believe the advantages of this kind of site to be?

    Good to relax and catch up on things that have happened

    3) Does this type of site have a positive or negative effect on your life?

    Positive [x]
    Negative []
    Please state why for either answer

    Makes me able to de-stress

    Crime and crime prevention

    1) Do you think that CCTV cameras have a positive effect on the area you live in?

    Yes[]
    No[]
    No effect [x]

    2) Would you prefer more or less CCTV cameras in your current area of residence?

    More []
    Less []
    Neither [x]

    3) Do you feel safe in your current area of residence?

    Yes [x]
    No []

    4) What is your opinion of ID cards?

    Positive [x]
    Negative []
    Why?

    4) Do you know of anyone who has ever experienced any form of ID theft, phishing etc..?

    Yes [x]
    No []

    5) What is your opinion of having DNA taken from you when you are born?
    Positive []
    Negative [x]
    Not bothered []
    Why?

    DNA of the innocent should not be stored for any purpose.
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    More people might complete your survey if it was a bit easier- couldn't you use something like surverymonkey?
    Thanks for your suggestion ill try and use things like surverymonkey in the future
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    I dunno if this is still relevant, or whether I'm too late, but I wanna answer the questions anyways ahahha

    Age: 18
    Gender: Female
    Occupation: Student
    Region: London

    Communication

    1) What types of technology do you use mostly in a typical day?
    Please tick more than one answer when relevant.

    Computer/ Laptop [X]
    Mobile [X]
    Internet/Wireless [X]
    iPods/ iPads [X]
    Gaming Consoles [] (although I do play my x-box occasionally)

    2) What method of communication do you use the most?

    Online communication (E.G. Facebook) []
    Texting [X]
    Phone calls []
    E-mail [X]
    Instant messaging (E.G. Msn) []
    Other (Please state what)

    3) In your opinion has the internet made life easier for you?

    Yes [X]
    No []
    Please state why for either answer.
    It helps me with work, and saves me having to rummage through libraries and books to find one little piece of information - call me lazy, but I call it efficiency

    4) In your opinions what are the major disadvantages of online services such as communication?
    - As well as the internet being a resourceful place, it can also be dangerous

    1) Do you use the internet for banking and/or online shopping?

    Yes [X]
    No []

    2) Has online banking had a positive effect on your life?

    Yes [X]
    No []

    Why? (Please state below)
    It helps me control my bank account WHENEVER I want too and lets me pick up some good bargains at the click of a finger

    3) Has online shopping had a positive effect on your life?

    Yes [X]
    No []

    Why? (Please state below)
    Helps me buy presents without even having to leave my own house!

    Employment

    1) How did you find your current job?

    Online []
    Job Center []
    Through a contact/friend/family []
    Other (please state below) [X]
    Student! I'm unemployed...

    2) Do you think that online employment sites such as Monster.co.uk and Totaljobs.co.uk have has a positive or negative effect on employment rates?

    Positive []
    Negative []
    Please state why for either answer
    I dunno, I've never used them. However, some of my friends have and they've managed to secure some jobs.

    Entertainment and Leisure

    1) Do you use sites for entertainment and leisure purposes?

    Yes, all the time [X]
    Yes, when I have the time []
    Sometimes []
    Not ever []

    2) What do you believe the advantages of this kind of site to be?

    Helps me find new TV shows etc.

    3) Does this type of site have a positive or negative effect on your life?

    Positive [X]
    Negative []
    Please state why for either answer

    Helps me catch-up on TV that I've missed. It also

    Crime and crime prevention

    1) Do you think that CCTV cameras have a positive effect on the area you live in?

    Yes[]
    No[]
    No effect [X]

    2) Would you prefer more or less CCTV cameras in your current area of residence?

    More [X]
    Less []
    Neither []

    3) Do you feel safe in your current area of residence?

    Yes []
    No [X]

    4) What is your opinion of ID cards?

    Positive []
    Negative [X]
    Why?

    Doesn't guarantee anything - could just encourage fraud etc.

    4) Do you know of anyone who has ever experienced any form of ID theft, phishing etc..?

    Yes []
    No [X]

    5) What is your opinion of having DNA taken from you when you are born?
    Positive []
    Negative []
    Not bothered [X]
    Why?
    I dunno enough statistics to say whether it will have a good impact on society. However, if it reduces crime or helps find criminals then I'm all up for it!
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    1) What types of technology do you use mostly in a typical day?
    Please tick more than one answer when relevant.

    Computer/ Laptop [y]
    Mobile [y]
    Internet/Wireless [y]
    iPods/ iPads []
    Gaming Consoles []

    2) What method of communication do you use the most?

    Online communication (E.G. Facebook) []
    Texting [y]
    Phone calls []
    E-mail []
    Instant messaging (E.G. Msn) []
    Other (Please state what) and talking in person :P

    3) In your opinion has the internet made life easier for you?

    Yes [y]
    No []
    Please state why for either answer.
    For finding out information about anything, e.g. events, jobs etc.

    4) In your opinions what are the major disadvantages of online services such as communication?
    Websites not always secure, people share lots of information with the public which is not always a good idea


    Banking and online shopping

    1) Do you use the internet for banking and/or online shopping?

    Yes [y]
    No []

    2) Has online banking had a positive effect on your life?

    Yes []
    No [n]

    Why? (Please state below)
    don't use online banking (just online shopping)


    3) Has online shopping had a positive effect on your life?

    Yes [y]
    No []

    Why? (Please state below)
    Can but things not available in shops,

    Employment

    1) How did you find your current job?

    Online []
    Job Center []
    Through a contact/friend/family []
    Other (please state below) [y]
    Currently an unemployed student

    2) Do you think that online employment sites such as Monster.co.uk and Totaljobs.co.uk have has a positive or negative effect on employment rates?

    Positive :yy: [y]
    Negative :nn: []
    Please state why for either answer
    I don't really know anything about them


    Entertainment and Leisure

    1) Do you use sites for entertainment and leisure purposes?

    Yes, all the time []
    Yes, when I have the time [y]
    Sometimes []
    Not ever []

    2) What do you believe the advantages of this kind of site to be?
    To dispel boredom


    3) Does this type of site have a positive or negative effect on your life?

    Positive :yy: []
    Negative :nn: [y]
    Please state why for either answer
    It's a distraction from my work

    Crime and crime prevention

    1) Do you think that CCTV cameras have a positive effect on the area you live in?

    Yes[]
    No[y]
    No effect []

    2) Would you prefer more or less CCTV cameras in your current area of residence?

    More []
    Less [y]
    Neither []

    3) Do you feel safe in your current area of residence?

    Yes [y]
    No []

    4) What is your opinion of ID cards?

    Positive :yy: []
    Negative :nn: [y]
    Why? I think they're creepy and I hate the idea of being watched over my the government really

    4) Do you know of anyone who has ever experienced any form of ID theft, phishing etc..?

    Yes []
    No [y]

    5) What is your opinion of having DNA taken from you when you are born?
    Positive :yy:[]
    Negative :nn: [y]
    Not bothered []
    Why?

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