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Cyber ethics


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In this presentation the concept of cyber-ethics is defined, some case studies are provided, as well as suggestions for how to teach cyber-ethics to students. It concludes with questions for consideration.

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Cyber ethics

  1. 1. Cyber Ethics<br />Rating my teachers without permission or notification: Ethical use of the Internet<br />
  2. 2. The need for cyber ethics<br />Teen's Facebook party cancelled as 200k threaten to show up (Grubb, 2011)<br /><br />
  3. 3. What is cyber ethics?: A code of behaviour<br />Acceptable, safe and responsible behaviour similar to that of everyday life.<br />No harmful and illegal behaviour online (Norton, (2007; US DOJ Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (2011).<br />.<br />
  4. 4. What is cyber ethics?: Guidelines<br />Privacy<br />Property<br />a(P)propriate-use<br />
  5. 5. What is cyber ethics?: A list of dos and don’ts<br /><br /><br />
  6. 6. Cyber ethics for whom?<br />Web designers and website owners<br />Users of websites and applications<br />
  7. 7. How should cyber ethics be taught in schools? <br />Case studies (Endicott-Popovski, 2009)<br /> Internet safety sites (Fredrick, 2010)<br />Collaboration between a teacher librarian and teachers to deliver classroom activities (Bell, 2002)<br />
  8. 8. How should cyber ethics be taught in schools? <br />Internet Use Policy (Starr (2003)<br />Modelling appropriate<br />Behaviour<br />
  9. 9. Alternatives to cyber ethics<br />Bans?<br />Filtering?<br />
  10. 10. Conclusion<br />Draw parallels between the real world and the electronic world. <br />Make direct comparisons between what students do on the Internet and how they behave in their everyday lives. <br />
  11. 11. Discussion questions<br />Should online ethics be a matter of individual choice or should it be the law? (Schwartau, 2011). <br />What should be the consequences of unethical behaviour online? (Schwartau, 2011). <br />How can parents and educators know what students are doing on the Internet?<br />
  12. 12. Recommended readings<br />Bell, M. A. (2002). Kids can care about cyberethics! Ed media world conference on educational media, hypermedia and telecommunications, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, Available from:<br />Endicott-Popovsky, B. (2009) Seeking a balance: Online safety for our children. Teacher Librarian, 37(2), 29-34.<br />Fredrick, K. (2010) Teaching the rules of the road online. School Library Monthly, 26(8), 35-36.<br />Norton. (2007, February 19). Cyberethics. Available from:<br />United States Department of Justice Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, Cyberethics. (2011, March 17). Retrieved from:<br />
  13. 13. Slide Attribution List<br />Slide 1. Internet police <br />Slide 2.Cyber bullys<br />Slide 3. Smiling Pam <br />Jacob Frowns <br />Slide 6. Desktop computer <br />Slide 8. Creative Commons <br />