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MY ONLINE CODE WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO DO THE RIGHT THING ONLINE?

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My Online CodeWhat does it mean to do the right thing online?

It Affects YouOf 381 college admissions officers who answered a Kaplan telephone questionnaire this year, 31 percent said they had visited an applicants Facebook or other personal social media page to learn more about them a five-percentage-point increase from last year. More crucially for those trying to get into college, 30 percent of the admissions officers said they had discovered information online that had negatively affected an applicants prospects.-N. Singer, New York Times, Nov. 9, 2013Ethics are what you do when nobodys watching.-Mr. Winmill (quoting Frasier)Key VocabularyEthics: a set of principles and morals governing peoples behavior, including honesty and respect toward othersOnline Ethics: a set of principles and morals governing peoples behavior as it relates to the Internet and digital devices

4the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself... Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.-Nelson Mandela

Ethical LivingThink of the people in your life, or people in the public that you know of. Think of someone that you believe is very ethical.In what ways is this person you identified ethical? Consider honesty and respect.What are examples of ways that people behave unethically in their dealings with others?What are examples of ways that people behave unethically in the community? Consider school and your larger community, or even the planet.What are examples of ways that people behave unethically online? Consider the violation of honesty and respect.Ethical BehaviorCompare and contrast:Ethical and unethical behavior in the offline and online worlds

Key to Online EthicsPrivacy: Respecting the privacy of others onlineSelf-Expression & Identity: Presenting yourself in an honest and genuine way in the online worldConnected Culture: Treating others in a kind and respectful manner, and avoiding cyberbullyingRespecting Creative Work: Giving credit to others and/or asking permission when you use their work as part of your own

Judging Jeffs ProfileFind your way into four separate groupsEach group assigned to one of the previous topics (corresponds to different parts of the handout)Analyze fictional profile: consider online ethics involved in some of the postings (take 10-15 mins)Group share-out: summarize content of your part of Jeffs profile and share your responses to the questions

Key VocabularyDigital Citizenship: navigating the digital world, safely, responsibly and ethically

Complete the SentenceA good citizen of the digital world_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.Consider your responsibilities as a digital citizen: to family, friends, communityRemember the 4 topics explored with Jeffs profile (Privacy, Self-Expression & Identity, Connected Culture, Respecting Creative Work)

What Can YOU Do?How can schools help students become better digital citizens?What are policies already in place that students know about?