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Digital Ethics and Kids

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Digital Ethics and Kids by Renee Rischenole (June 14, 2011)



Learning The Importance of What is Right or Wrong in the Digital Age


First Impression:

My first impression about this is that there is very little privacy over the internet because of social media, the internet of things, P2P, tracking and many more.



“Unfortunately, if parents are not savvy with digital media, it is hard for children, who think they know more, to listen to parents who have never downloaded a CD from Bit Torrent.”


Reflection Proper:

With the rise of the digital age kids as young as 6 years old have the knowledge to access the internet on their own. Children’s moral beliefs are usually created at home with the ethics of the family’s moral views and a good basis of morality will let the child have knowledge of digital ethics, while children who do not have a strong background on moral or ethical knowledge will have the risk of not doing well ethically. Cavanagh also explained that the parents should also be knowledgeable in digital ethics because if the child has more knowledge about technology than the parents, the child will likely or have a hard time listening to the parents who only know little about technology. This is important to know because in the past there are many issues involving copyright, but now, with the internet present, people who are making book reports who do not know digital ethics might just copy and paste what he or she has seen from the web which is called for plagiarism. This is a very common issue in many colleges and universities, teaching the proper way to write a book report while still young might be a good way to prevent plagiarism from happening. As said by Thompson, “Good digital practices should be taught both at home and in school; kids should learn the correct way to use the Internet at home and the school system should reinforce the good behavior.” Adding to that the older kids should also do their part and teach their parents about digital ethics to cope up with the times and adapt to the digital age.  


5 Things That I've learned (List down 5 things that you've learned from the article)

1. Kids do in fact not listen to adults when they think they know more about technology nowadays.

2. Digital ethics are also made from the ethical and moral ideal you have at home.

3. Nowadays it is important to begin teaching kids at a young age about ethics to know what the importance of what is right or wrong is.

4. As new technology arises we should adapt to it.

5. Plagiarism is still most present in the US.



5 Integrative Questions

1. How do you know that you have a good knowledge on digital ethics?

2. Who or what has the most influence when you learn about digital ethics?

3. Do you think that children here in the Philippines are educated about digital ethics?

4. What will you do when you have a kid that knows more about technology than you do?

5. What will you do when you have a better perspective at digital ethics thank your parents?




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