Introducing Computer Ethics in the K-12 School Curriculum
Computer Ethics Institute, April 28, 1994
Joseph M. Kizza , Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, The University of Tennessee
"Computers following in the footsteps of one of mankind's greatest inventions, television, debut on a society more technologically sophisticated than television was. This, together with an increasing widespread use of computers and the marginalization of computer crimes by society has resulted in a rise in computer related crimes. The future local, national, and international networks, acting as electronic highways, will create virtual communities in which there will be no laws and no law enforcers. This is likely to be a society ruled by electronic highwaymen. One way of preventing this from happening is to start computer ethics education in K-12 right away. By educating the young, we will be creating a culture which respects individual rights, takes responsibility, and accepts accountability."
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