What danger or discomfort might the unethical action cause?
Is there a parallel in the physical world to this scenario?
Other comments? Other incidents?
Is time property? Online checking stocks Online planning a wedding Online booking a vacation Online buying a car Online looking for another job Online looking for a spouse Online trading Pokemon cards
Major areas: Privacy, Property, aPpropriate use
What teachers need to understand * I clearly understand the difference between freeware, shareware, and commercial software and the fees involved in the use of each. I know the programs for which the district or my building holds a site license. * I understand the school board policy on the use of copyrighted materials. * I demonstrate ethical usage of all software and let my students know my personal stand on legal and moral issues involving technology. * I know and enforce the school’s technology policies and guidelines, including its Internet Acceptable Use Policy. * I am aware of the controversial aspects of technology use including data privacy, equitable access, and free speech issues.
Perhaps the classic case of moral confusion happened recently in California: A young teacher was fired for downloading pornography on a school computer. "When he was confronted, the guy said, 'Well, what's wrong with that? I can download anything I want from my home computer, so why not here?' " explains [Paul] Longo, who has spent most of his career analyzing teacher misbehavior. "All the sorts of things that would ring a hundred bells for most people rang no bells for this guy. It doesn't mean he's an evil person. It means that he doesn't get it. So I guess that's why there's a need for [ethics education] for teachers.“ Christian Science Monitor , November 6, 2001
What parents need to understand Training for parents at AASL’s FamiliesConnect URL in bibliography/link from my website
This unnecessary and overly broad legislation will hinder students’ ability to engage in distance learning and block library computer users from accessing a wide array of essential Internet applications including instant messaging, email, wikis and blogs. - Leslie Burger, ALA President, 2006
Blocking formats not content. For every problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong. H.L. Menken