ethics is the philosophic
study of ethics pertaining to computers, encompassing user behavior and
what computers are programmed to do, and how this affects individuals and
society. For years, various governments have enacted regulations while
organizations have defined policies about cyber ethics.
of the most important challenges youth face today is making ethical decisions
while using the Internet. Cyber
also be defined as the ethical behaviors and issues involving users, computer
programs, and the effects on society and individuals (Cyberethics 2014). Cyber
Ethical issues include, but are not limited to:
Harassment and stalking
Threats of violence, terrorism,
Production, distribution, and
ownership of illegal pornography
Identity theft and scams
Phishing, Malware, Viruses, and
does it mean to be ethical? According to the definition in the Business
Dictionary, Ethics is “The basic concepts and fundamental principles of decent
human conduct. It includes study of universal values such as the essential
equality of all men and women, human or natural rights, obedience to the law of
land, concern for health and safety and, increasingly, also for the natural
Ethics is a code of responsible behavior while using the Internet (Know the
Rules of Cyber Ethics 2014). While there is much debate on what is considered
“right” and “wrong,” the fundamental concept of treating other people with
decency applies online as it applies in reality. The only barrier that divides
people from each other is a computer screen and network of Wi-Fi and wires.
Users can communicate and reach many other people in a short span of time.
Bullies hide under anonymity because of the easy access to people.
in three minors in the United States have received threats online (Cyber Bullying Statistics
2013). Victims are more likely to suffer low self-esteem and thoughts of
suicide. The freedom to cross boundaries without immediate consequences leads
to the assumption that people who use the Internet should expect to be
“trolled.” This extends to other cyber-crimes, such as making terroristic death
and rape threats, viewing violent and illegal pornographic material, creating
and distributing malware, hacking and stealing identity information, and
creating fraud accounts. The consequences are not immediate and the victims are
not visible. However the people who interact online are real human beings. They
exist. Cyber-crimes are not victimless crimes.
The extensive availability of
computers and Internet connections provides unprecedented opportunities to
communicate and learn. Unfortunately the most people use the internet as a
powerful and useful tool for communication and education, some individuals use
the power of the internet for criminal or terrorist purposes. It is minimize
the harm that such individuals do by learning ourselves, and training young
people, how to use the Internet safely and responsibly. The word cyber ethics
refers to a code of safe and responsible behavior for the Internet community.
Practicing good cyber ethics involves understanding the risks of harmful and
illegal behavior online and learns how to protect ourselves, and other Internet
users, from such behavior. It also involves teaching young people that may not
realize the possible for harm to themselves and others, that use the Internet
safely and responsibly. For example at an near the beginning age, children
learn what it means to be honest, and to respect the rights and property of
others. They are trained to not take what does not belong to them, and to be
understanding of others. On the internet that is same basic rules apply to
person. The information and relations below offer guidance and property for
parents and educators and for young people so that they can develop good cyber
ethics, and to get the most out of the exciting new world of the internet.
Use the internet to help you do
your school work. The internet is the world’s biggest library. User can find information
on about any subject from science, math and technology to language, art,
history and more. When use information photos and other materials that you find
on the internet in homework or research projects, make sure that user identify
the sources of the information in foot notes, just as user would if used books
in school library to get the information.
Don’t copy information from the
internet and call it your own. It is sometimes tempting to copy information
from the internet into your schoolwork, and toward present it as your own work.
That is dishonest, just like taking somebody else’s jacket and calling it your
own and it might be illegal too. Much of the information like pictures and
other materials on the internet are copy righted which means that is belongs to
someone else. If users take it without permission, or without identifying the
source in a foot note that user are breaking the law.
Music, video, games and
Use the internet to study about
music, video and games. There are many websites that user can find out about
music by listening to sample tracks, sample movie videos, and be trained about
new computer games.
Don’t use the internet to download
or share copyrighted material. When something is copyrighted, it means that someone
else owns it, and user cannot copy or share out it without their permission. It
is dishonest and illegal to download copyright music, video, games or other
materials. It is also dishonest and illegal to share copyrighted music, video,
games or other materials over the internet.
Email and instant messaging
Use the internet to communicate
with friends and family. Email and instant messaging (IM) are good, enjoyable
ways to communicate with your friends and your family. For all time make sure
that recognize the people with whom exchange email and IM.
Don’t use the internet to
communicate with the strangers. Do not use email or IM to talk to strangers.
They might not be who they say they are, and if they are not, they are not nice
people. Don’t present out your email or IM addresses to people you don’t know
either online or in person. Don’t open email or email attachments from people
don’t know. Unwanted email may contain viruses that will damage your computer
and the information on it.
Don’t make up to be someone else.
Just as you don’t want others to cover their true identity with the email, or
IM, don’t imagine to be someone else when user online. Don’t be rude or use bad
language when use email or IM, be thoughtful of others. Don’t be rude, mean or
use bad language wouldn’t do that in real life, and you shouldn’t do it on the
Don’t give anybody personal
information or passwords. Don’t tell people, especially strangers, more about
them self than user would if met them in person. Don’t tell them that seem
like, user age, where user live, user phone number, the school of user goes to,
or any passwords that protect user computer or user private information.
Don’t leave children to unverified
people. Make confident that user know what sites children visit when they’re on
the internet, and with whom they’re communicating on the internet. Look over
their shoulder. Stay track of the websites they visit. There are websites and
programs available that direct children to sites that are fun, interesting and
appropriate and there are others that limit their browsing to suitable
websites. The best control though is parental involvement. Make confident they
understand acceptable behavior on the internet and make confident that they
follow the rules.
Do encourage the children to use
the internet. The internet has lots good things to offer children. When used
cleverly it is a great tool for information assembly and education and, via
email and instant messaging, for practicing written communication.
WHAT IS CYBER ETHICS
Cyber ethics is different from cyber law. Laws are
formal written information that applies to every person, interpreted by
judicial system, and forced by the police. Ethics is an open rational concept
that goes away from simple right and wrong, and look toward the good life.
Cyber ethics refers to the rules of responsible behavior on the internet.
Responsibly in everyday life, with lessons for example don¿½t take what
doesn¿½t belong to you and do not hurt others. The responsible of user is:
1. Don¿½t use rude or hateful language.
2. Don¿½t be a bully on the Internet. Do not call
people names, lie about them, send uncomfortable pictures of them, or do
anything else to try to hurt them.
3. Do not copy information from the Internet and
maintain it as yours. That is called plagiarism.
4. Stay to copyright limits when downloading
material including software, games, movies, or music from the Internet
5. Dont break into someone else computer
6. Dont use someone else password.
7. Dont challenge to infect or in any way try to
make someone else computer unusable.
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF CYBER ETHICS
1. Thou shall not use a computer to hurt other
2. Thou shall not interfere with other people’s
3. Thou shall not spy around in other people’s
4. Thou shall not use a computer to steal.
5. Thou shall not use a computer to allow false
6. Thou shall not copy or use proprietary software
for which you have not paid.
7. Thou shall not use other people’s computer
resources without authorization or proper compensation.
8. Thou shall not appropriate other people’s
9. Thou shall think about the social consequences
of the program you are writing or the system you are designing.
10. Thou shall always use a computer in ways that
make sure kindness and respect for fellow humans.
THE TERM OF CYBER ETHICS
Cyber ethics is the moral, legal, and social issues
relating to cyber technology. It examines the impact that cyber technology has
for social, legal, and moral systems. It also evaluates the social policies and
laws that have been framed in reply to issues generated by the development and
use of cyber technology. There is a joint relationship here. Cyber ethics is a
more perfect label than computer ethics, which may suggest the study of ethical
issues incomplete to computing machines, or to computing professionals. It is
more perfect than internet ethics which are limited only to ethical issues have
an effect on computer networks.
APPLIED CYBER ETHICS HAVE 3 DIFFERENT
1. Professional Ethics
2. Philosophical Ethics
3. Descriptive Ethics
The first different is Professional Ethics is cyber
ethics is the field that identifies and analyzes issues of ethical
responsibility for the computer professionals. Think about a computer
professional’s responsibility in designing, developing, and maintaining
computer hardware and software systems. Assume a programmer discovers that a
software creation that has been working on is about to be released for sale to
the public even though it is imperfect because it contains buggy software. The
second is cyber ethics is a field of philosophical responsibility in designing,
developing, and maintaining computer hardware and software systems. The analysis
of the nature and social impact of computer technology and the corresponding
formulation and justification of policies for the ethical use of the
technology. Philosophical ethics have three stages first is identify a
particular controversial carry out as a moral problem. Second stage Describe
and analyze the problem by clarifying concepts in addition to investigative the
factual data associated with that problem. The third stage is apply moral
theories and values to reach a position about the particular moral issue. The
third different is a field of descriptive ethics that the professional and
accepting perspectives both illustrate normative investigation into practical
ethics issues. Normative analysis or studies are contrasted with expressive
studies. Descriptive investigations statement about what is the case normative
investigation evaluates situations from the vantage-point of the question.
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