Ethics and Responsibility in New Media


Poster featuring House of Cards character, Frank Underwood, note the upside flag


Questions to Consider: 

What do we mean by ethics and how does it apply to our digital world ?

Are there ethical principles and practices that transcend any and all situations, or are they dependent upon the specific situation?

What does it mean to be responsible online?  As a society, what are we thinking? What are we doing? How might we being proactive, digitally sound role models for younger generations? What are the challenges we face?

Consider the following key areas for digital citizenship:

Safety & Security:
Digital Literacy:
Ethics & Community:

What does it mean in each area to be an ethical digital citizen?

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Shepard Fairey poses in front of his Barack Obama Hope artwork. (Damian Dovarganes, Associated Press / September 8, 2012)

What part can fair use play in digital ethics?

How does the Obama Hope (Shepard Fairey) poster case complicate your ideas of ethics v. legality?

Is digital manipulation of photos ethical? legal? why or why not?





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