Internet Uses

Learning Objectives

  • be able to discuss using examples how the Internet can be used.

Learning Outcomes

Must – know examples of Internet uses and give examples.

Should – be able to give positive and negative impacts the Internet has on each area.

Could – discuss the impact that the Internet has on peoples lives.

Internet Uses

The Internet is a vast array of resources and information.  It has revolutionised the way we communicate with each other and the way we access information.  Business operations and day to day lives have altered since the birth of the Internet and it has allowed new opportunities to do things more productivity, efficiently or cheaply.

The Internet has many uses.  The 9 key areas of use are:

  1. Communication
  2. Research
  3. Education
  4. Financial Transactions
  5. News
  6. Leisure
  7. Shopping
  8. Online Bookings
  9. Job Searches

For the exam, you will need to understand and be able to discuss how the Internet is used for each key area.


Produce a presentation with a slide for each area.  On each slide, discuss at least 3 examples of how the Internet is used for each of the 9 areas.  For example, for Shopping, discuss how the Internet is used.

Finally, choose one area and produce an evaluation in which you investigate the positive and negative impacts that the Internet has on this area, versus none Internet activities.