Philippines Brazil India Youth Perspective on Technology December 13, 2005
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BACKGROUND 1992 > Philippines had one of the lowest levels of telephone penetration in Asia. 1 telephone for every 100 people. > Dial Up is commonly used PROJECTIONS > Internet Café is the growth driver 38% > 6.3 Million internet gamers by 2008* *International Data Corporation
Internet’s Online Oxygen > Integrating online access to daily life is fast increasing > Dial-up is out > Broadband is in > Move to UNWIRE > WiFi > Looming explosion of WiFi enabled PDAs and phones
The World Today > One-third of American Internet users now have broadband connection > Number of broadband connections in Europe increased by 136% over the last 12 months > More Americans than ever before were on the Internet -- 78 percent of the population -- and their use of the medium rose to an average of 13.3 hours a week > Internet has overtaken television as the most heavily used medium amongst boys in HK > AOL has found that Internet is now the primary communication tool for US teenagers > 20% of European seniors now have access to the Internet > "Always on" broadband Internet hook-ups are transforming American life, empowering grass roots politics, molding new work and shopping habits and bringing far flung families closer
In the Philippine Setting > There are 24million mobile Phone subscribers > There are 4.5 million Internet subscribers > Around 80,000 people are on broadband > Broadband is growing at a rate of 100% every year
In the Philippine Setting • Increase of broadband technology usage • PDA phones are in • Rise of WiFi access • Product integration with Online Games thru ISP’s, Telcos and other product/service providers. • Emergence of Online Games > seen as the Online Gaming Capital of SEA. • Rise of Virtual Communities
USAGE OF INTERNET CAFE Typing Scanning Printing Internet Access - Email - Web Surfing - Research - Reading News - Shopping - Friendster - Chat (webcam) - On-line Gaming*** - Entertainment - VOiP - Blog
VALUES > Friendship > Kids learn how to use the internet > Social Interaction = improves confidence > Enhancement of math skills. > Playing as a motivation for studying > Teamwork
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> Do not use third-party programs because these could be remote keyloggers in disguise. How to protect yourself from HACKS and IDENTITY THEFT > Download anti-spyware software such as Privacy Keyboard or Spy Sweeper and regularly run this on the computer before you play. Ask the café admin/owner for assistance. > Keep your username and password to yourself. Change your password regularly, and make it hard to guess.
> NEVER trade items for real money. How to protect yourself from SCAMS > Examine the item carefully, making sure it’s the one you really want and not a look alike. • Take screenshots so that you have evidence if you do get scammed. You should also make a record if you sell items so you’re protected if someone accuses you of scamming. > Don’t accept suspicious items from people you don’t know. There’s no such thing as a free lunch. > NEVER give your password to anyone