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1 Copyright © 2012 Knowledge Point digital world architecture of evolution Resources:

2 Copyright © 2012 Knowledge Point Identifying Misuse of Technology Using Social Networking Sites for the Wrong Reasons. Writing Blogs to Spread Hatred. Spreading Hoaxes via Text Messages and s

3 Copyright © 2012 Knowledge Point Using Social Networking Sites for the Wrong Reasons Case Study: Dubai Court Gets First Facebook Libel Case Dubai – The first trial involving the abuse of Facebook for unlawful acts took place after a business partner admitted to uploading several pictures of his employee and posting a libellous comment under each of them. According to the defendant, he had a partnership with his employee’s brother in a restaurant and had found the said employee stealing money from the cashier.

4 Copyright © 2012 Knowledge Point Writing Blogs to Spread Hatred Case Study: Schools Act against Students for 'Flaming' Teachers on Blogs Five junior college students were punished for posting offensive remarks about two teachers and a vice‐principal online. The girls had to remove those remarks from their blogs or Internet diaries and were suspended for three days.

5 Copyright © 2012 Knowledge Point Spreading Hoaxes via Text Messages and s Case Study 1: Panadol Hoax Does the Rounds Again This Year Dubai – A 2005 hoax concerning Panadol Extra has resurfaced, circulating the UAE and other places via text messages. The text warns consumers not to purchase Panadol Extra as a person can damage his kidney by taking just one tablet. After causing a health scare back in 2005, the health authorities conducted tests on the medicine and found that it was safe.

6 Copyright © 2012 Knowledge Point Spreading Hoaxes via Text Messages and s Case Study 2: The Dubai Metro Derailment is Nothing but a Rumor “A rumour regarding the collapse of Dubai Metro near Al Rashidiya station has been circulating via mobile phones. The rumour stated that the incident resulted in 15 deaths and...”

7 Copyright © 2012 Knowledge Point Spreading Hoaxes via Text Messages and s Case Study 3: BlackBerry and Internet Rumors Increases Community’s Worry Abu Dhabi Police have warned users against using BlackBerry devices and the Internet to promote rumours.

8 Copyright © 2012 Knowledge Point Making Ethical Decisions Before making a sound decision, ask yourself these few questions: 1.Recognize if there is any ethical issue – Will your decision damage or affect someone or any group? – Will the decision jeopardize your life? – Are you in a dilemma to make the decision? – Is your decision legal? – Will there be any conflict?

9 Copyright © 2012 Knowledge Point Making Ethical Decisions 2. Be Specific and Get the Right Facts – Do you really know the facts about the situation or case? – Do you know enough to make the decision? – Do you need to have more information? – Do you need to verify or consult with someone that has more authority?

10 Copyright © 2012 Knowledge Point Making Ethical Decisions Assess Every Option –  Which option produces the most good and offers the least harm? –  Which option best addresses the situation or case? –  Which option best respects the rights of all parties involved? –  Which option provides equal rights (fair) to all parties involved?

11 Copyright © 2012 Knowledge Point Lesson Learned Treat others with the same respect you want to be treated with. Being ICT literate, you should know when, when not and how to use technology properly. You have to be aware of Cyber Law in the country. As an ATHS student, you have to be aware of the laws set by the school with regards to responsible use of Internet and social media.

12 Copyright © 2012 Knowledge Point Be smart and stay safe!


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