Citizen Ethics

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Citizen Ethics

  1. 1. Citizenship and Ethics
  2. 2. Citizenship defined <ul><li>The status of being a citizen </li></ul><ul><li>Membership in a community (a college or High School) </li></ul><ul><li>The quality of an individual’s response to membership in a community </li></ul>
  3. 3. Citizens <ul><li>Believe in equal opportunity for all people </li></ul><ul><li>Value, respect, and defend basic human rights </li></ul><ul><li>Respect and uphold the law and its agencies </li></ul>
  4. 4. Ethics defined <ul><li>The discipline dealing with what is good and bad and with moral duty obligation </li></ul><ul><li>A set of moral principles or values </li></ul><ul><li>The principles of conduct governing an individual or a group. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Values <ul><li>Values are our most deeply held ideals, beliefs, customs or principles. </li></ul><ul><li>Throughout our lives, we learn values from: </li></ul>
  6. 6. Throughout our lives, we learn values from <ul><li>Family </li></ul>
  7. 7. Throughout our lives, we learn values from <ul><li>Church </li></ul>
  8. 8. Throughout our lives, we learn values from <ul><li>School </li></ul>
  9. 9. Throughout our lives, we learn values from <ul><li>Friends </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Community </li></ul>
  11. 11. Throughout our lives, we learn values from <ul><li>Country </li></ul>
  12. 12. Values effect our thoughts, feelings, and behavior.
  13. 13. The lawless behavior often displayed in our society today indicates a diminished sense of values.
  14. 14. Vandalism and destruction of Government property cost taxpayers money! That means all of us end up paying.
  15. 15. Values <ul><li>The goals of this instruction are to instill in our students the value of Citizenship. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Core Values <ul><li>Core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment help build good citizenship and are good values to live by no matter where you find yourself. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Core Values Defined <ul><li>Honor : I am Accountable for my professional and personal behavior. </li></ul><ul><li>I will not Lie! </li></ul><ul><li>I will not cheat! </li></ul><ul><li>I will not steal! </li></ul>
  18. 18. Honor <ul><li>I will not Cheat </li></ul>
  19. 19. Honor <ul><li>I will not Steal </li></ul>
  20. 20. I will not Lie
  21. 21. Courage <ul><li>Is the value that gives me the moral and mental strength to do what is right! Even in the face of temptation or adversity. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Courage
  23. 23. Commitment <ul><li>The day to day duty of every person in our school. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide all students the opportunities for high achievement, productive citizenship, and continuous learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Be part of the Guam High School Team! </li></ul>
  24. 24. Behaviors that distract from the Core Values Include <ul><li>Hazing </li></ul><ul><li>Discrimination </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual harassment. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Hazing is any conduct that causes another person to suffer or be exposed to and activity that is: <ul><li>Cruel </li></ul><ul><li>Abusive </li></ul><ul><li>Humiliating </li></ul><ul><li>Oppressive </li></ul><ul><li>Demeaning </li></ul><ul><li>Harmful </li></ul>
  26. 26. Hazing
  27. 27. Hazing is usually associated with college fraternities, but it can take place in any kind of organization. <ul><li>High School teams and clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Military Service </li></ul><ul><li>Civilian workplace </li></ul>
  28. 28. Hazing at the High School level is particularly damaging! <ul><li>Students are vulnerable to peer pressure due to a heightened need for: </li></ul><ul><li>Friendship </li></ul><ul><li>Approval </li></ul><ul><li>And acceptance by your peers </li></ul>
  29. 29. Discrimination <ul><li>Any act the denies equal treatment to individuals because of their: </li></ul><ul><li>Race </li></ul><ul><li>Gender </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnicity </li></ul><ul><li>Religion </li></ul><ul><li>Or other differences. (Example: Single Parent) </li></ul>
  30. 30. Sexual Harassment <ul><li>Is a particular form of gender discrimination. Involves.. </li></ul><ul><li>Un-wanted sexual advances </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual favors </li></ul><ul><li>Verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature </li></ul><ul><li>Creating an atmosphere of fear and distrust </li></ul>
  31. 31. Examples of Sexual Harassment <ul><li>Hanging a suggestive photo at work, is a form of sexual harassment. </li></ul><ul><li>Deliberate in-appropriate body contact with someone, is a form of sexual harassment. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Sexual Harassment
  33. 33. Hazing, Discrimination and Sexual Harassment violate core values <ul><li>Honor: By refraining from participation in these behaviors students maintain their Integrity and conduct themselves ethically. </li></ul><ul><li>Courage: Despite peer pressure, students must have the courage to refrain from engaging in undesirable actives. </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment: Students must be committed to showing respect for other people </li></ul>
  34. 34. Relationship Between Team-work & Behavior According to core Values <ul><li>Sometimes you can be on automatic and not realize you are operating in a moral or ethical gray area </li></ul>
  35. 35. Relationship Continued <ul><li>The core values can help you navigate gray areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Have the courage to examine whether your own behavior is honorable. </li></ul><ul><li>If not, commit to changing it. </li></ul>
  36. 36. Relationship Continued <ul><li>If any of your fellow students behave in a morally or ethically questionable way, have the courage to tell them. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it confrontational. </li></ul><ul><li>Be professional and utilize tact. </li></ul>
  37. 37. Integrity <ul><li>Firm adherence to a code </li></ul><ul><li>Morals or values </li></ul><ul><li>Professionalism </li></ul><ul><li>Honesty & Truthfulness </li></ul>
  38. 38. Integrity <ul><li>Is the combination of sound, moral principles as well as truthfulness and honesty. </li></ul>
  39. 39. An ethical person will always do what is right whether someone is watching or not.
  40. 40. Summary <ul><li>The Core Values are honor, courage and commitment. </li></ul><ul><li>Behaviors such as hazing, discrimination and sexual harassment violate those core values. </li></ul><ul><li>Adhering to core values will help you behave more ethically, develop your personal integrity and increase the effectiveness of the learning process at school. </li></ul>

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