Cyber-Ethics

Cyber-ethics is the discipline of using appropriate and ethical behaviors and acknowledging moral duties and obligations pertaining to online environments and digital media.

Legal and Ethical Issues:

Students recognize and practice responsible and appropriate use while accessing, using, collaborating, and creating technology, technology systems, digital media and information technology. Students demonstrate an understanding of current ethical and legal standards, rights and restrictions governing technology, technology systems, digital media and information technology within the context of today’s society.

Basic Intermediate Proficient
Students Will
A. Understand and follow acceptable use polices (school, home and community), and understand the personal and societal consequences of inappropriate use. 

B. Demonstrate and advocate for ethical and legal behaviors among peers, family, and community.

  • Understand and follow acceptable use policies (school, home, and community settings).
  • Discuss basic issues related to responsible use of technology, technology systems, digital media and information technology and describe personal consequences of inappropriate use.
  • Understand and follow acceptable use policies (school, home, and community settings).
  • Demonstrate responsible use of technology, technology systems, digital media and information technology in different settings (school, home, and community settings) and describe and analyze personal and societal consequences of inappropriate use.
  • Understand and follow acceptable use policies (e.g., school, home, and community settings).
  • Demonstrate responsible use of technology, technology systems, digital media, and information technology in different settings (e.g., school, home, and community settings), and describe and analyze personal and societal consequences of inappropriate use.
  • Make informed choices about acceptable use of technology, technology systems, digital media, and information technology when confronted with usage dilemmas.
C. Practice citing sources of text and digital information and make informed decisions about the most appropriate methods for avoiding plagiarism.
  • Understand and follow ethical standards of conduct (AUP, Student Handbooks, Student Code of Conduct, Honor Codes).
  • Discuss definitions and basic concepts and issues related to plagiarism/electronic cheating and describe personal and societal consequences of plagiarism.
  • Demonstrate appropriate strategies for avoiding plagiarism (quoting, citing, acknowledging source and/or paraphrasing).
  • Discuss the importance of respecting the rights of others regarding their work.
  • Understand and follow ethical standards of conduct (AUP, Student Handbooks, Student Code of Conduct, Honor Codes).
  • Discuss definitions and basic concepts and issues related to plagiarism/electronic cheating and describe personal and societal consequences of plagiarism.
  • Practice citing sources of text and digital information.
  • Determine and practice the use of appropriate strategies for avoiding plagiarism (quoting, citing, acknowledging source and/or paraphrasing).
  • Understand and follow ethical standards of conduct (e.g., AUP, Student Handbooks, Student Code of Conduct, Honor Codes).
  • Discuss definitions and basic concepts and issues related to plagiarism/electronic cheating and describe personal and societal consequences of plagiarism.
  • Demonstrate appropriate strategies for avoiding plagiarism (e.g., quoting, citing, acknowledging source and/or paraphrasing).
  • Determine the most appropriate methods to avoid plagiarism, create original work, and practice citing sources of digital information.
  • Demonstrate and advocate for ethical behavior among peers, family, and community.
D. Make ethical and legal decisions when confronted with usage dilemmas while using technology, technology systems, digital media and information technology.
  • Discuss definitions and basic concepts and issues related to intellectual property, media copyright laws, private/public domain, fair use and file sharing.
  • Describe personal and societal consequences of respecting versus ignoring rights, laws and practices such as copyright, private/public domain, fair use and file sharing.
  • Understand and follow school, home and community policies on access to information resources.
  • Discuss definitions and basic concepts and issues related to intellectual property, media copyright laws, private/public domain, fair use, and file sharing.
  • Describe personal and societal consequences of respecting versus ignoring rights, laws and practices such as copyright, private/public domain, fair use and file sharing.
  • Understand and follow school, home and community policies on access to information resources and adhere to local, state, and federal laws.
  • Demonstrate appropriate social and ethical behaviors when using technology and digital media including the recognition of intellectual property rights, fair use of copyrighted material, and legal file sharing or downloading of software, music and videos.
  • Make ethical and legal use of technology, technology systems, digital media and information technology when confronted with usage dilemmas.
  • Discuss definitions and basic concepts and issues related to intellectual property rights, media copyright laws, private/public domain, fair use, and file sharing.
  • Describe personal and societal consequences of respecting verses ignoring rights, laws and practices such as copyright, private/public domain, fair use and file sharing.
  • Describe personal and societal consequences involving intellectual property rights, media copyright laws, private/public domain, fair use and file sharing.
  • Understand and follow school, home and community policies on access to information resources and adhere to local, state, and federal laws.
  • Distinguish the legal implications between personal, educational and commercial uses of protected works.
  • Demonstrate social and ethical behaviors when using technology and digital media regarding intellectual property recognition, fair use of copyrighted material, including file sharing, and pirating verses legal downloading of software, music, and videos.
  • Make ethical and legal use of technology, technology systems, digital media, and information technology when confronted with usage dilemmas.
  • Demonstrate and advocate for legal and ethical behaviors in this domain among peers, family, and community.
E. Exhibit responsibility and Netiquette when communicating digitally.
  • Recognize personal differences and practice etiquette within diverse situations.
  • Recognize positive and negative social and ethical behaviors when using technology and digital media and information technology.
  • Understand and discuss the signs and solutions for Cyberbullying.
  • Recognize appropriate time & place to use digital tools, techniques and resources (e.g., when appropriate to use lingo & emoticons, when to use cell phone and text message).
  • Apply proper netiquette- communication skills when communicating digitally.
  • Recognize personal differences and practice etiquette within diverse digital communities.
  • Recognize positive and negative social and ethical behaviors when using technology and digital media and information technology.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding about the signs and emotional effects, the legal consequences and effective solutions for Cyberbullying.
  • Recognize appropriate time & place to use digital tools, techniques and resources (e.g., when appropriate to use lingo & emoticons, when to use cell phone and text message).
  • Apply proper netiquette- communication skills when communicating digitally.
  • Recognize personal differences and practice etiquette within diverse digital communities.
  • Recognize and analyze positive and negative social and ethical behaviors when using technology and digital media and information technology.
F. Recognize the signs and emotional effects, the legal consequences and effective solutions for Cyberbullying.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the signs, emotional effects, legal consequences, and effective solutions for cyber-bullying.
  • Make informed choices when confronted with cyber-bullying dilemmas.
  • Recognize appropriate time and place to use digital tools, techniques and resources (e.g., when appropriate to use lingo and emoticons, or when to use cell phone and text message).
  • Apply proper netiquette (i.e., appropriate digital communication skills).
  • Practice digital etiquette to support collaboration.
  • Advocate for proper netiquette behavior among peers, family, and community.
G. Recognize appropriate time and place to use digital tools, techniques and resources.
  • Understand that content posted to the web or sent through other digital means (cell phone, cameras) are accessible to a wide audience and can be permanently archived.
  • Understand the importance of Online Reputation Management and Monitoring (ORM).
  • Recognize positive and negative uses of electronic postings as related to ORM.
  • Understand that content posted to the web or sent through other digital means (cell phone, cameras) are accessible to a wide audience and can be permanently archived.
  • Understand the importance of Online Reputation Management and Monitoring (ORM).
  • Recognize positive and negative uses of electronic postings as related to ORM.
  • Demonstrate appropriate strategies for protecting, monitoring and/or positively promoting personal identity—Online Reputation Management and monitoring (ORM).
  • Understand that content posted to the Web or sent through other digital means (e.g., cell phone or camera) is accessible to a wide audience and can be permanently archived.
H. Understand the importance of online identity management and monitoring. Advocate others to understand the importance of Online Reputation Management.
  • Understand the importance of Online Reputation Management and Monitoring (ORM).
  • Recognize positive and negative uses of electronic media/postings as related to ORM.
  • Demonstrate appropriate ORM strategies for protecting, monitoring and/or positively promoting personal identity.
  • Analyze selected electronic media/postings and reflect, as an individual, on the appropriateness of each for effective ORM.
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