Social, Legal, & Ethical IssuesTechnology Davina Felix
Legal Issues • Acceptable use • Acceptable Use Policies are created to protect students by giving them boundaries for computer use • These are to be reviewed with the students and signed by parents
Legal Issues • Software Piracy • Copying or installing software on more than one computer • This is considered stealing!
Ethical issues • Privacy • A concern for the sharing of students’ information for their safety • Teachers need parents’ permission before sharing any work or information belonging to the student
Ethical issues • Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism • Manipulating and sharing information for dishonest use of work • For more info: http://plagiarism.org/
Ethical issues • Freedom of Speech • The Internet is not automatically filtered or regulated and may contain inappropriate content • Students should have filter software and be monitored at all times
Social Issues • Cyber bullying • Bullying can now be done through social interaction • This can be done on computers and/or devices that students possess • Students’ privacy to unintentional viewers is at risk • How can we avoid cyber bullying?
Social Issues • The Digital Divide • Not all students will have the same abilities to access technology, mainly due to socioeconomic status • Teachers’ should create computer work that is fair and reduces any technological imbalance