Cyber ethics

Students could do a quick brain storming session about some of the ethics they believe should be followed when using the internet.

Students could then be asked to research online and see if there were any ethics that they failed to mention earlier. They can also check to see if their original predictions were correct.

This activity could be beneficial because opening up that discussion can help students hold one another accountable if they see each other failing to meet these standards online. Students could also work with the teacher to create a ‘contract’ that everyone believes is fair. This contract can be signed by students and parents and ensure that students are using the internet for its intended purposes.

I also found the Ten commandments of cyber ethics which I will add below.

Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics

1. Thou shalt not use a computer to harm other people.

2. Thou shalt not interfere with other people’s computer work.

3. Thou shalt not snoop around in other people’s files.

4. Thou shalt not use a computer to steal.

5. Thou shalt not use a computer to bear false witness.

6. Thou shalt not copy or use proprietary software for which you have not paid.

7. Thou shalt not use other people’s computer resources without authorization or proper compensation.

8. Thou shalt not appropriate other people’s intellectual output.

9. Thou shalt think about the social consequences of the program you write or the system you design.

10. Thou shalt use a computer in ways that show consideration of and respect for your fellow humans

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