Cyberethics

Cyberethics

by Beatrice Kilel

ISBN-10: 1940932122
ISBN-13: 9781940932125
Publisher: Zapphire Publishing
Edition: - 2014

Book Description
Cyberethics refers to the study of ethics with respect to computer networks, encompassing behavior of the users of these tools, and the effects on individuals and society. These can differ depending on the environment of the person using the information, whether it is K-12, higher education, or the workplace. Computer usage has been on rise since an earlier prediction in 1940 that no more than six computers would ever be needed or built. Over the years the computers have been developed and in the present day and age it has led to the convergence of information from different sources aided by the internet. We are now at a point where most of the activities are performed via the internet and with that are issues that do need to be addressed to ensure use and interaction with others in the same environment(s) is done responsibly. We are taught in everyday life the rules of how to observe and discern right or wrong actions, each associated with certain consequences. The same should be applied when in cyberspace. This is why teaching cyberethics at K-12 levels is needed now more than ever. Some schools like Zapphire School of Informatics and Technology (http://www.zapphireinformatics.org) have a curriculum in place to do just that. This book will discuss ethics in cyberspace, netiquette, the future of cyberethics, and ten commandments of computer ethics. Students in K-12 should find the book informative and engaging. Available as a printed copy and ebook.