The Law and Ethics

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The Law and Ethics


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Computer-related laws exist to protect users. By being aware of the laws we can stay safe whilst online.

Computers are fantastic - they help us to learn, share, communicate and find entertainment. However, it is also possible for computers to be used to aid illegal activities. An understanding of computer-related laws in the United Kingdom is needed to make sure we stay on the right side of the law.

While this lesson was created in the UK, it creates an opportunity to explore local laws as well as provides excellent talking points. 

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Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 6
10) Describe the causes and effects of illegal use of intellectual property as it relates to print and digital media, considering copyright, fair use, licensing, sharing, and attribution.

Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 6
13) Define personal privacy, digital footprint, and open communication.

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Author: Aimee Bates