Netiquette and Online Ethics

Netiquette and Online Ethics

by Noah Berlatsky


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Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; This title addresses online etiquette (known as "netiquette") and ethics, addressing the relationship between the Internet and civility; whether cyberbullying is a serious problem; the etiquette and ethics of online relationships (including online dating,; "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model…not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, th

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737764291
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 05/17/2013
Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 What Is the Relationship Between the Internet and Civility?

Chapter Preface 18

1 Incivility in Our Society Has Not Increased Kathleen Cairns 20

2 Online Incivility Coarsens Public Discourse Andrew Stafford 25

3 Online Incivility Is Part of Greater Democratic Participation and Changing Norms Mono Singham 30

4 Online Incivility Exists, but Its Effects Are Difficult to Determine Robert M. Eisinger 35

5 Online Anonymity Encourages Harassment of Women Allison McNeely 46

6 Online Anonymity Protects Marginalized Groups danah boyd 50

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 58

Chapter 2 Is Cyberbullying a Serious Problem?

Chapter Preface 60

1 Cyberbullying in the Workplace Is a Growing Problem Erica Pinsky 62

2 Cyberbullying Among Students Is a Dangerous Epidemic Isabeau Doucet 67

3 Cyberbullying Among Students Is Serious, but It Is Not an Epidemic Larry Magid 72

4 Anti-Cyberbullying Laws Are Needed to Fight Cyberbullying Ben Leichtling 78

5 Anti-Cyberbullying Laws Are a Threat to Free Speech John O. Hayward 82

6 Schools and Teachers Can Take Action to Combat Cyberbullying Sameer Hinduja Justin W. Patchin 93

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 104

Chapter 3 What Are the Etiquette and Ethics of Online Relationships?

Chapter Preface 106

1 Good Netiquette Can Help Make Online Dating Work Andrea Bartz Brenna Ehrlich 108

2 There Is Little Evidence That Online Dating Works Eli J. Finkel Paul W. Eastwick Benjamin R. Karney Harry T. Reis Susan Sprecher 113

3 Adult Sexting Is Fun and Harmless Penelope Trunk 124

4 Adult Sexting Can Destroy Careers and Relationships Joe Gould Gina Cavallaro 130

5 Cybersex Affairs Are a Form of Infidelity Lenore Skomal 138

6 Cybersex Is Not Necessarily Infidelity: Violet Blue 145

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 151

Chapter 4 What Are the Etiquette and Ethics of Social Media?

Chapter Preface 153

1 Facebook Immorally Exploits Its Users Kevin Kelleher 155

2 Facebook's Treatment of Its Users Is Not Especially Exploitive or Immoral PJ Rey 162

3 Social Media Users Should Practice Good Netiquette in Dealing with Spam Suzanne Choney 168

4 Using Bots and Automation Can Be Akin to Spamming Adam Justice 174

5 Employees Should Accept the Growing Use of Social Media Background Checks Michael Rainey 180

6 Employers Should Be Cautious About Using Social Media Background Checks: Personnel Today 186

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 192

For Further Discussion 193

Organizations to Contact 195

Bibliography of Books 200

Index 204

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