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2015-08-19 Cyberethics for Educators

A presentation delivered on August 19, 2015 at the CSRM and CSEBA Board of Directors Orientation in San Benardino, CA.

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2015-08-19 Cyberethics for Educators

  1. 1. Cyberethics for Educators The Rising Cost of Digital Misconduct Frederick S. Lane Calif. Schools Risk Management San Bernardino, CA 19 August 2015
  2. 2. Background and Expertise
  3. 3. Lecture Overview • Defining Cyberethics • Familiar Cyberethical Issues • Challenges to Cyberethics • Workplace Cybertraps • Boundary Cybertraps • National Initiative • District Initiatives • The Cyberethical Teacher
  4. 4. Defining Cyberethics • Ethics – About 2,500 years of study and discussion about moral behavior • Cyberethics – About 40 years • “The field of applied ethics that examines moral, legal, and social issues in the development and use of cybertechnology.”
  5. 5. Familiar Cyberethical Issues • Downloading “free” music or movies • Using a neighbor’s open WiFi connection • Uploading a photo or tagging someone without permission • Posting snarky messages when someone leaves their social media unlocked
  6. 6. A Tangled Mobile Web
  7. 7. Challenges to Cyberethics • Communication at the Speed of Light • Shifting Cultural Mores • “Digital Natives” Entering the Teaching Profession • Insufficient Training
  8. 8. Workplace Cybertraps • Cyberloafing • Copyright Infringement • Hostile Work Environment • Accessing Inappropriate or Illegal Materials
  9. 9. From The Cybertraps Blog …
  10. 10. Boundary Cybertraps • Inappropriate Use of Communication Technology • Cyberbullying, Cyberharassment, and Cyberstalking • Invasion of Privacy/Voyeurism • Sexting, Solicitation, and Sexual Assault
  11. 11. Increased Litigation • … for paddling 18-year-old student • … for negligence in hiring, training, and supervision • … for failing to investigate suspicious relationship • … for failing to stop ongoing sexual harassment • … for failing to prevent sexual assault
  12. 12. National Ethics Initiative • NASDTEC – Model Code of Ethics for Educators (June 2015) • Five Principles: • Responsibility to the Profession • Responsibility for Professional Competence • Responsibility to Students • Responsibility to the School Community • Responsible and Ethical Use of Technology • “The professional educator considers the impact of consuming, creating, distributing and communicating information through all technologies. The ethical educator is vigilant to ensure appropriate boundaries of time, place and role are maintained when using electronic communication.”
  13. 13. District and School Prevention • Plan Ahead • Good Policies and Clear Procedures • Ongoing Education of Entire Community About These Issues • Cultivate a Culture of Safety • Promote Digital Citizenship • Rinse and Repeat
  14. 14. Cyberethics for Educators • Pre-Certification Training and Ongoing Professional Development • Standards of Electronic Behavior and Teacher-Student Interaction • Promoting Sound Decision-Making Online and Off • Modeling Cyberethical Behavior for Students • Educating Cyber Citizens for 21st Century
  15. 15. Contact Information • “The Cybertraps Blog”: • http://www.FrederickLane.com/the-Cybertraps-blog/ • E-Mail: • FSLane3@gmail.com • Telephone: • 802-318-4604 • Twitter • @FSL3, @Cybertraps • LinkedIn: • www.linkedin.com/in/fredericklane/ • SlideShare.net • www.slideshare.net/FSL3
  16. 16. Cyberethics for Educators The Rising Cost of Digital Misconduct Frederick S. Lane So. Calif. Schools Risk Management San Bernardino, CA 19 August 2015

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