10 May 2010 -Task 1: Can You Help Onji? - Cyberwellness

Onji comes from another country and has never seen or used a computer or handphone before, until she came to Singapore. Then she learnt about computers, surfing the internet and sending email. She was very excited.

One day, as Onji was looking for information for her health science project, she came across a website that left her quite confused.


Onji was excited; she had always wanted to grow taller. But she also felt uneasy with what she read on the website. She remembered her teachers warning about dangerous websites. It was Sunday and she couldn’t ask her teachers yet. Her parents had gone back to her home country.

What should Onji do? [Please provide your responses in the 'Comments' column]

  1. Do you think Onji should believe what’s on the website?
  2. Is this website a “dangerous” website? How can she tell?
  3. Should she follow the advice of Dr A on the website?

22 comments:

  1. 1. She should not believe what she sees on the website.
    2. This website does not look professional. Also, its url does not have a trustworthy extension (eg: .com, .org, .gov)
    3. She should NOT folow the advice given by Dr. A.

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  2. Do you think Onji should believe what’s on the website?
    No she should not.

    Is this website a “dangerous” website? How can she tell?
    Yes it is. The website is asking for her address and is promising her the impossible.

    Should she follow the advice of Dr A on the website?
    No she should not. Dr A is asking for the impossible and is telling her to do something that she should not be doing.

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  3. 1) No, she should not believe what the site is stating.
    2) Firstly, it may be a dangerous website as the URL is not secured and the source is not stated. Next, it asks for one's contacts. That will endanger the user.
    3) Nope, she shouldn't follow the advice on the website as it is false.

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  4. 1.No, she should not
    2.Yes, it is. The website tells her to hurt her friend, if they were to hit them and it ask her to give the website her personal information
    3.No, she should not.

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  5. 1) No.
    2) Yes. The first advice causes harm to other people, which is not nice.The second is not believable as we all grow and our hight is dependent on our genes, not an external source.
    3)No.

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  6. Davina
    1.Do you think Onji should believe what’s on the website?
    No, Onji should not believe what's on the website.
    2.Is this website a “dangerous” website? How can she tell?
    Yes, it tells the reader to hurt others and also ask readers for their name address and contact number.
    3.No, she should not follow the advice of Dr A on the website.

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  7. 1.She should not believe the website as there is no evidence that the information in the website is true.
    2.It is dangerous as some of the content goes against well-known good morals and requires personal info submission which can do harm.
    3.Dr A's advice contradicts things taught by parents and school and troubles the conscience.

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  8. 1.She should not believe what she sees.
    2.It is a dangerous website as they are asking for personal contact details.
    3.She should not follow the advice of Dr A.

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  9. 1) No, she should not believe what's on the website.
    2) Yes, it is. It does not say what the special gel is made of and there is not look professional. The website also requires personal information. The URL of the website is not reliable.
    3) She should not follow the advice given by Doctor. A

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  10. 1. No, she should not believe what is on the website.
    2. This website may be a dangerous website. The website is asking for her personal contact details (phone number, address).
    3. She should not follow the advice on the website.

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  11. Onji should not believe what's on the website. It is a dangerous website. It is obvious =.='. She should not follow Dr A on the website as there is no telling who Dr A is, and a gel for free, impossible!

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  12. Do you think Onji should believe what’s on the website?
    She should not believe what's on the website.

    Is this website a “dangerous” website? How can she tell?
    This is a dangerous website because it asks for Onji's personal contact.

    Should she follow the advice of Dr A on the website?
    She should not follow the advice of Dr A.

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  13. 1) No, she should not.
    2) The website is a dangerous website. The website is not authorized with any authorized organization or countries. It keeps its author and any other information about the website private. The website does not look like it is from an authorized author.
    3) No, she should not.

    Preston

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  14. Do you think Onji should believe what’s on the website?
    Ans: No, she should not believe what she sees on the website.

    Is this website a “dangerous” website? How can she tell?
    Ans: Yes, it is. The website is asking for her address and is doing something that is impossible.

    Should she follow the advice of Dr A on the website?
    Ans: No, she should not. Dr A is asking for something that is private and she should not be doing so.

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  15. Onji should not believe the information as majority of the information given was illogical and could not be possible nor credible. Thus, she should not follow the website as this site is not 'confirmed' safe.

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  16. She should not believe what's on the website.
    It is a dangerous website as what it said is not true.
    She should not follow the advice.

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  17. No she should not.
    This is a dangerous website because it asks for Onji's personal contact and there is no proof that anything on this site is real.
    She should not follow the advices.

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  18. She shouldn't believe whatever is on the website.

    Its not a professional website as the information on the website is not logical and seems fake.

    She shouldn't. She doesn't know if Dr. A is a well-known doctor, or a good doctor at all. Also, she feels uneasy about following the steps.

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  19. She should not believe the information as it asks for her name,address and contact number and it does not seem logical for her to grow taller by using a "magic gel"
    Thus she should not follow the advice

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  20. 1. Do you think Onji should believe what’s on the website?
    1.NO.
    2. Is this website a “dangerous” website? How can she tell?
    Yes.They teach u violence and they cheat you by using advertisement.
    3. Should she follow the advice of Dr A on the website?
    3.NO.

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  21. 1. Do you think Onji should believe what’s on the website?
    No, she shouldn't.

    2. Is this website a “dangerous” website? How can she tell?
    Yes, it is a "dangerous" website as not only is the content of the site inappropriate and can do not only harm to others but also to yourself, the suggested ways of two simple steps to grow taller doesn't look like it can be achieved in the real world, not only that, it also asks for your name, address and contact number in order for you to get the 'magic gel'. It also did not ask any money for the 'magic gel', and it is very suspicious. People should also never tell a stranger online their name, address and contact number if they do not know who the person they are telling is, or they know little about the stranger.

    3. Should she follow the advice of Dr A on the website?
    No, she shouldn't as sending in her name, address and contact number to 'Dr A' might cause her harm, because 'Dr A' can be anybody. The website also ask her to harm others if others harm her. This can lead to violence.

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  22. 1. No she should not.
    2. It is dangerous as the website does not state that it comes from a legal company and it is official. The answer given by Dr. A is also extremely evident that Dr. A is a fraud.
    3. She should not as that is not she should do.

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