Intentionally Secure: Teaching Students to Become Responsible and Ethical Users

Intentionally Secure: Teaching Students to Become Responsible and Ethical Users

Judith L. Lewandowski (Purdue University, USA)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5933-7.ch006

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This chapter focuses upon the need to intentionally incorporate the principles of digital citizenship as an integrated curriculum element. Specifically, the infusion of information security and cyberethics principles should occur at the same time and rate as the use of technology within the educational setting. Through the development of a universal curriculum set, the author provides a content list and sample strategies for making these issues a natural part of the curricular goals of these courses.
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Expanding Technical Literacy: Responsible Use And Awareness

Technology access for children occurs at an earlier point and at a faster rate than ever before (Anderson, 2016). However, access to technology does not does not indicate that these young users know how to use it responsibly or how to protect themselves from online dangers (Dutt-Doner, et. al, 2006). Increasingly, young adults and adolescents are both the “victims and perpetrators of crime and abuse enabled by information technology” in the areas of academic dishonesty, copyright issues, software piracy, online threats, fraud, sexual misconduct, and the creation and distribution of malicious code (McQuade, 2007, B29).

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