Citizenship in an e-World

 

Citizenship = Character

Digital Citizenship is the responsible use of technology, including topics such as ethics, etiquette, security, and responsibility.

 

Citizenship in an e-World - slide show presentation with class discussion topics.

 

Brief Notes - Multimedia Copyright PDF file


1. checkmarkJohnston's Acceptable Use Policy and Guidelines

Every organization has a user policy. This includes our government, businesses, hospitals, court houses, universities, and schools. Our district has an Internet Access for Students Policy and also has a Access to Network Information Resources policy for staff. Our staff members sign the policy when they are new to the district and also sign it the fall of odd-numbered years.

In this activity, look over Johnston's student Acceptable Use Guidelines. With a partner, complete the following Task.

Johnston Internet Access for Students Policy
Johnston Acceptable Use Guidelines

Students are to complete the activity and then save the Task as both partner's firstnamesAUG in their network folder and in the Class Hand-in folder.

Partner Task (document)

 

 

 

2.checkmarkEthical Direction

Everyone has an internal compass. True north tells us when we are going in the right direction and it also tells us when we going in some other direction. The complexity of technology and how society chooses to address technology ethical issues can make it difficult to determine true north.

In this activity, scenarios are given and you are to determine which of the compass directions you land on and then answer the four questions, focused on justification for your compass direction.

Compass Directions:

Right
It's an individual choice
What's the big deal?
Wrong
As long as I don't get caught
Depends on the situation
I am not sure it's wrong

Each student will complete their ethical direction on 3 scenarios. Your teacher will give you the Scenario Group you are assigned (Group A through E).

Students will create a word processing document in outline form and include the following:

Name and date in header
Document Title: Ethical Direction
Topics: listed as Scenario Names 1 through 3 with sub points indented and labeled in outline numbered format (see example below)

1. Scenario Name #1

a) Question 1 response [compass direction]

b) Question 2 response

c) Question 3 response

d) Question 4 response

2. Scenario Name #2

a) Question 1 response [compass direction]

b) Question 2 response

c) Question 3 response

d) Question 4 response

3. Scenario Name #3

a) Question 1 response [compass direction]

b) Question 2 response

c) Question 3 response

d) Question 4 response

Scenarios
Students are to create an outline with the above information and then save the Task as their firstinitiallastinitialScenario in their network folder and in the Class Hand-in folder.


3.checkmarkCyber Crime

Cyber Crimes can be put into three categories:
Computer Crime ------- Intellectual Property ------- Other High Tech Legal Issues

In this activity, students will review one online article and write a bulleted list and summary of the main points. Special credit will be given for articles chosen that involve juveniles.

Students are to create a bulleted list and summary with the following format:
Name in the Header
Article Title
Ethics/Crime Issues: bulleted list
Summary: [ethic, crime, consequence]

United States Department of Justice - Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section

 

Save the Task as their firstinitiallastinitialCrime in their network folder and in the Class Hand-in folder.


 

Creator:  Ann Wiley, Johnston Community School District, 2008