Ethics and the Internet
Stig R Rask, The Foundation for Knowledge and Competence Development, Sweden
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-37-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Even recognizing cultural differences, there is content on the Internet that most people would consider questionable for children? What options do we have for addressing this problem? Are censorship or filtering a good way of dealing with this problems, or will they just cause us to naively lean back and shirk our responsibilities? I believe that the development of the Internet necessitate that ethical issues must be given greater consideration. Developing methods that will develop the ethical awareness of the students is one of the most important tasks for a school today. Our experience tells us that the use of new technology can be one of the pieces in this very important puzzle. The Internet could be the solution to its own problem, the answer to its own question.
Rask, S.R. (2000). Ethics and the Internet. In D. Willis, J. Price & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2000--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 40-43). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).