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Cyberethics for Educators
The Rising Cost of Digital Misconduct
Frederick S. Lane
NASDTEC
Online Webinar
21 September 2015
Background and Expertise
Lecture Overview
• Defining Cyberethics
• Familiar Cyberethical Issues
• Challenges to Cyberethics
• Workplace Cybertraps
...
Defining Cyberethics
• Ethics – About 2,500 years of
study and discussion about
moral behavior
• Cyberethics – About 40 ye...
Familiar Cyberethical Issues
• Downloading “free” music or
movies
• Using a neighbor’s open WiFi
connection
• Uploading a ...
A Tangled Mobile Web
Challenges to Cyberethics
• Communication at the
Speed of Light
• Shifting Cultural Mores
• “Digital Natives” Entering
the...
Workplace Cybertraps
• Cyberloafing
• Copyright Infringement
• Hostile Work Environment
• Accessing Inappropriate or
Illeg...
From The Cybertraps Blog …
Boundary Cybertraps
• Inappropriate Use of
Communication Technology
• Cyberbullying,
Cyberharassment, and
Cyberstalking
• ...
Increased Litigation
• … for negligence in hiring, training,
and supervision
• … for failing to recognize or
intervene in ...
National Ethics Initiative
• NASDTEC – Model Code of
Ethics for Educators (June
2015)
• Five Principles:
• Responsibility ...
Responsible and Ethical
Use of Technology
“The professional educator
considers the impact of
consuming, creating, distribu...
District and School Prevention
• Plan Ahead
• Good Policies and Clear
Procedures
• Ongoing Education of Entire
Community A...
Cyberethics for Educators
• Pre-Certification Training and
Ongoing Professional Development
• Standards of Electronic Beha...
Contact Information
• “The Cybertraps Blog”:
• http://www.FrederickLane.com/the-Cybertraps-blog/
• E-Mail:
• FSLane3@gmail...
Cyberethics for Educators
The Rising Cost of Digital Misconduct
Frederick S. Lane
NASDTEC
Online Webinar
21 September 2015
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2015-09-21 Cyberethics for Educators: The Rising Cost of Digital Misconduct

A webinar presented to members of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification on September 21, 2015.

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2015-09-21 Cyberethics for Educators: The Rising Cost of Digital Misconduct

  1. 1. Cyberethics for Educators The Rising Cost of Digital Misconduct Frederick S. Lane NASDTEC Online Webinar 21 September 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 negligence in hiring, training, and supervision • … for failing to recognize or intervene in cyberbullying • … 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
  13. 13. 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.”
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. Cyberethics for Educators The Rising Cost of Digital Misconduct Frederick S. Lane NASDTEC Online Webinar 21 September 2015

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