Ethical, moral, cultural and legal
Throughout this important and engaging topic, students explore a wide range of sectors and issues that relate to them. They need to understand the scope of the laws that govern computer use and to be able to recognise which laws are applicable to different situations. Cultural issues arising out of the truly international nature of computing are also covered.
Links and Resources
This resource consists of a comprehensive teaching pack on the topic of data protection and compliance from the Information Commissioner’s Office. It is a self-contained resource that could be used in its entirety or themes and activities could be selected.
A resource from the Institute for Security and Open Methodologies and part of the Hacker High School series. This programme aims to educate students about issues relating to how hacking takes place, how to protect against it and ethical issues. This activity explores issues surrounding so-called hacktivism. This resource could be used as the basis for a discussion lesson or debate.
The ability to extract and summarise information is a very valuable skill for students to develop. This document is a report published in 2011 by the University of Cambridge. It investigates to social impacts of technology use on different cultures. This resource could be used as a source document for students to scan read and extract key information points and produce a summary.