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NCJ Number: 136548 Find in a Library
Title: Ethical Use of Information Technologies in Education: Important Issues for America's Schools
Author(s): J P Sivin; E R Bialo
Corporate Author: Institute for Law and Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 39
Sponsoring Agency: Institute for Law and Justice
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Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Intended for use by teachers, school administrators, and community members concerned about school policy, this paper examines computer-related crime and related ethical issues in elementary and secondary schools and recommends measures by which schools can address these issues.
Abstract: Computer-related crime includes the fraudulent use of telephone services, unauthorized access to computer networks, unauthorized copying or distribution of software, and other activities. Some aspects of information technology, particularly the physical and psychological distance it involves, make it difficult to recognize ethical issues. In addition, students and educators may fail to recognize that intellectual property is similar to physical property. Therefore, schools must become informed about the relevant legal and ethical issues and provide guidance to students. Specific actions should include establishing and implementing school policies regarding the ethical use of information technology including technology ethics issues in the curriculum. Notes, list of organizations, and 43 references
Main Term(s): Computer related crime; School security
Index Term(s): Computer abuse; Professional conduct and ethics; School discipline; Schools
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