Internet ethics means an acceptable behaviour for using internet. We should be honest, respect the rights and property of others on the internet.
World Wide Web is a place where values are considered in a broadest sense. We must take care while shaping content and services and we should recognize that internet is not apart from universal society but it is a primary component of it.
Sensitivity to National and Local cultures
It belongs to all and there is no barrier of national and local cultures. It cannot be subject to one set of values like local TV channel, a local newspaper and we have to accommodate multiplicity of usage.
While using e-Mail and chatting
Internet must be used for communication with family and friends. We should not use the internet chatting for communicating with strangers and should not forward the e-mails from strangers. And we must teach children on risks involved by chatting or forwarding e-mails to strangers.
Pretending someone else
We must not use the internet to pretend as someone else and fool others. We must teach children that fooling others and hiding your own identity is a crime.
Avoid Bad language
We must not use rude or bad language while using e-Mail, chatting, blogging and social networking, we need to respect their views and should not criticize anyone on the internet and the same should be taught to children.
Hide personal information
We should teach children not to give personal details like home address, phone numbers, interests, passwords to anyone. No photographs should be sent to strangers and they taught to hide personal details from strangers because it might be misused and shared with others without their knowledge.
Internet is used to learn about music, video and games by listening to it, and learning how to play games. We must not use it for downloading them or share the copyrighted material. The same should be taught to children, and they must be aware about the importance of copyrights and issues of copyright.
You should know what children are doing on the internet and the sites they visit on the internet and should check with whom they are communicating. Look-over their shoulder and restrict them browsing inappropriate sites. Parental involvement while a child is using the internet and helps the child to follow computer ethics.
Encourage children to use Internet
We must encourage children, students and others to gain the knowledge from the internet and use it wisely. Internet is a great tool where one can gather information which can be used for learning.
Access to Internet
The internet is a time-efficient tool for everyone that enlarges the possibilities for curric- ulum growth. Learning depends on the ability to find relevant and reliable information quickly and easily, and to select, understand and assess that information. Searching for information on the internet can help to develop these skills. Classroom exercises and take- home assessment tasks, where students are required to compare website content, are ide- al for alerting students to the requirements of writing for different audiences, the purpose of particular content, identifying and judging accuracy and reliability. Since many sites adopt particular views about issues, the internet is a useful tool for developing the skills of distinguishing fact from opinion and exploring subjectivity and objectivity.