Last week in class, we covered Digital Citizenship, which is basically an extension of Computer Ethics.
First, let’s define what technology ethics are: Computer ethics deals with the procedures, values, and practices that govern the process of consuming computing technology and its related disciplines without damaging or violating the moral values and beliefs of any individual, organization or entity. (Source: Techopedia).
Here are the Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics created by the Computer Ethics Institute:
Some issues that arise from computer ethics: computer crimes, lack of face-to-face communication, software piracy, intellectual property, copyright protection, computer fraud, hacking, identity theft, cybersecurity, cyberbullying, and internet privacy.
By understanding computer ethics we, as teachers, instill positive moral responsibilities and proper codes of conduct, so that college students hopefully carry over into the workplace.