Q.4 Inappropriate behaviour, and its consequences for individuals and society


According to Roberts Iliyanis digital etiquette is defined as “the standards of conduct expected by other digital technology users”(Ribble & Bailey, 2007). In other words, Digital conduct refers to how people should behave when when using the internet. It is expected that users behave in an appropriate and responsible way when using technology and it is important to teach those who do not have digital etiquette how to behave in an ethical manner.”

Roberts Iliyanis also states that “Inappropriate conduct would include; sexual harassment, cyber bullying, verbal abuse, fraud, child pornography, racism etc. Inappropriate conduct has a profound affect on society as it is easier for people to behave inappropriately over the internet where they can remain anonymous. Cyberbullying causes psychological, emotional and physical stress which has lead to many suicides which has impacted negatively on society. Families are town apart, lives are lost and money is lost as a result of inappropriate digital conduct. Sexual harassment is also another issue that impacts on society as people are left traumatized and scarred for the rest of their life. The problem with inappropriate conduct is that there are no ramifications because people remain anonymous which is why it is so hard to put it to an end.”

[Online] Available at: https://roberttsiliyiannis.wordpress.com/2016/05/05/inappropriate-digital-conduct-and-the-effects-on-society/     [Accessed 12 June 2017]

Teens taunted by bullies are more likely to consider, attempt suicide

According to an article by Karen Kaplan 10 March 2014  “Victims of bullying were more than twice as likely as other kids to contemplate suicide and about 2.5 times as likely to try to kill themselves, according to a new study that quantifies the emotional effects of being teased, harassed, beaten up or otherwise harmed by one’s peers. Children and teens who were taunted by cyberbullies were especially vulnerable — they were about three times as likely than other kids to have suicidal thoughts, the study found. The findings, published online Monday by the journal JAMA Pediatrics, puts the lie to the old adage about sticks and stones. Cases of kids like a 12-year-old (who jumped to her death in a cement plant after classmates taunted her and asked “Why are you still alive?”) and 15-year-old (who shot himself in the chest after being picked on at school) are not just flukes.”

[Online]. Available at:   http://articles.latimes.com/2014/mar/10/science/la-sci-sn-bullying-cyberbullying-suicide-risk-20140310  [Accessed 12June 2017]



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