WIT Press


Current Problems Of Moral Research And Education In The IT Environment

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CI040041

Volume

31

Pages

9

Published

2004

Size

352 kb

Author(s)

A. Voiskounsky

Abstract

Prevention of computer crime includes two types of action: first, enhancement of computer security, and second, moral education adjusted to the IT environments. The latter is the main theme of the paper. Research on moral conduct in the IT environment is currently being carried out under the heading of cyberethics. New trends in cyberethics are discussed, aimed at reducing harmful effects of adolescents’ uncontrollable misuse of computers and the Internet. One of the reasons of this misuse is inability of younger generations to transfer rules of moral conduct to the new (virtual) environments. To reduce the number of newcomers to hackers/carders/crackers/phreakers’ communities, world-wide educational courses for adolescents are urgently needed. The objective of these educational programs need

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