Unit 5 – Question 2
The rapid development of social networks opens up a new space and world in the digital environment with many opportunities and challenges.
Along with the kindness spread on social networks, there are many inappropriate behaviors such as uncontrolled speech, information that defames others… Aiming at building ethical standards, creating Positive habits of behavior on social networks, the Ministry of Information and Communications has just issued the Code of Conduct on Social Networks. The effectiveness of the code depends largely on the self-discipline and responsibility of each person when participating in the Social Network.
In the last days of May, the image of a young doctor shaving off his hair before leaving Ho Chi Minh City to support the Bac Giang epidemic center was shared on social networks, making many people touched, expressed through comments: “Your actions are worthy of respect and admiration, thank you – young doctor with all your heart”, “Thank you to those on the front lines”… Recently, a story about life The poverty-stricken life of environmental workers whose wages are owed is shared on social networks, also attracting the attention of the community. Some individuals have stood up to call for the society’s help to make life less difficult for these workers. Those are just a few examples of the millions of good things about “mutual love”, about responsibility to the community, about kindness spread through Social Networks.
However, Social Networking is also a “land” for many people to commit wrongdoing. Live broadcasts with thousands of followers, even millions of views with enough provocative comments, show that this is no longer a story that only happens in the virtual world, but actually affects the order of the world. self, social safety.
In that context, it is extremely necessary for the Ministry of Information and Communications to issue a Code of Conduct on Social Networks. The Code of Conduct applies to 3 groups of subjects, including: State agencies, officials, public employees, state agency employees using social networks; other organizations and individuals using social networks; Social Networking service provider in Vietnam. Target groups must adhere to 4 common codes of conduct: Respect, obey the law; healthy; information safety and confidentiality; responsibility. Each group of subjects participating in and using Social Networks also has a number of separate rules that need to be applied.
Communication expert Nguyen Dinh Thanh, founder of PR Elite Academy, said: The Code is an important first step to make Vietnam’s cyberspace safer and cleaner. The Code will have an impact not only in the public sector, but also as a premise for businesses to adjust their cultural and behavioral handbooks as well as for individuals in the society to adjust the way they interact with each other. work on Social Networks. With this set of rules, we have cultural norms when participating in cyberspace. Therefore, we will look in the same direction and adjust our behavior, forming a civilized manner.
In the Code of Conduct on Social Networks, the Ministry of Information and Communications also recommends using individuals’ real names, real names of organizations and agencies, and registering with service providers to identify them. Real name, website address, contact point when participating in and using Social Networks. In addition to the recommendations made to individuals and organizations, the code also provides specific guidelines on the conduct of social network service providers; which requires them to respect the user’s right to information protection, not to collect personal information and provide service users’ information to third parties without the consent of the information subject. .
Before the Code of Conduct on social networks in our country, there is a Law on Cybersecurity that quite fully regulates behaviors in cyberspace. However, deviant behaviors still abound. According to Mr. Nguyen Dinh Thanh, to build a healthy social network space, 80% of success comes from efforts in education. Mr. Thanh expressed: “We need a process for users to change their perception. When they know that livestreams just to expose others or make obscene statements are useless and condemnable, they won’t care about those things. With time, users will be more knowledgeable, especially the younger generation because they are soon exposed to the internet environment and are well educated. The Code of Conduct on Social Networks, if introduced into schools, will help the next generation have a more civilized way of behaving, distinguishing right from wrong more clearly. In addition, the remaining 20% comes from severely sanctioning violators to set an example for the public.”
Meanwhile, Chairman of the Vietnam Internet Association Vu Hoang Lien expressed: “Sanction is necessary, but it will only be a chase if users are not conscious of their wrong actions. Users still accept to pay administrative fines even though the fine is increased by livestreams with unhealthy content, or status lines on social networks that bring them a lot of profit and popularity. . Only when they perceive it right will they act right.” Mr. Vu Hoang Lien also stated that, for negative acts, even though they cannot be handled according to the law, the condemnation of the community is the most severe and deterrent punishment.
When everyone at home and everyone uses Social Networks, the effects of Social Networks are no longer virtual but will be present in real life. Working together to build a healthy online environment for the national interest is the responsibility of every citizen.
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