Ethical and Moral Issues

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With the increased use of computer systems to hold and share data and information, there are some ethical and moral issues that should always be considered.

You need to take care to make sure that information and equipment is not misused. 

Another consideration when using the internet, for example social media, is to avoid defamation of character - it is very easy to post comments that are not true.  Defamation of character is when an untrue or false statement is made by one person about another.   This can also be known as trolling or cyber-bullying and can be done by posting untruths/cynical comments.  Some trolls specialise in posting untrue/false comments about celebrities.

Another consideration is that of Libel. Libel is a written comment that is damaging to a person’s reputation.  A good rule of thumb is that if you wouldn’t say it to someone's face, don’t post it online!

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