- Someone you don’t know asks to
‘friend’ you on Facebook; you notice that lots of people you know have
friended this person. Do you?
friend of yours has posted and tagged an embarrassing photo of you in
your underwear on their Facebook page, which is public. What do you
have a long phone conversation with your best friend about the boy you
have a crush on, who is also a friend of hers. Later you find out that
she was with the boy and had her phone on ‘speaker’ the whole time.
figured out your friend’s PowerSchool password. You’ve started checking
on his grades once in a while, just because you’re curious.
receive the message: Hi h8 skl h8 rents h8u :) Do you think it's true?
Does the smiley face change the nature of the message?
and your friend are iChatting about the new kid at school and you tell
her you think he's hot. She saves the chat and emails it to the rest of
posts a negative review of a concert given by another student’s band.
The review focuses on the band members’ skill as musicians and the
quality of their music.
logged in to IM late one night to see who was still up. She saw that
David was online. David was a funny kid at school, though she didn't
know him very well, and he often posted jokes in his IM profile. She
said "sup?' to David and quickly checked his profile hoping for a good
laugh. David had posted some very nasty comments about girls. Katrina
was disgusted by what she read. What should Katrina do?
and Claire had been going out for three months, but that was about to
end. Mark's feelings had changed and he wanted to break up with Claire.
He was very nervous about what he would say and how he would say it.
Mark decides to leave a note for Claire on her Facebook page that their
relationship is over.
is sitting at his desk at home sending instant messages. He gets a
message from someone claiming to be his friend. The message read " I
hate you Jack". Jack isn't sure if he recognizes the screen name.
decide to create an Facebook account to portray the "perfect
boyfriend". You upload a picture and make up a profile. Then you start
friending all the girls in the class.
student at your school uploads to YouTube a video of his band
performing a song that makes fun of the gay/straight alliance. No one
specific is named or is identifiable from the song.
student creates a fake Facebook profile in the name of another student
in the class. The other student is Middle Eastern and the profile
contains photos of him doctored to look like Osama Bin Laden and
statements, supposedly made by him, supporting terrorism.
student discovers that other students in his class have created an
online forum in which students are invited to vote on whether or not
the first student should be beaten up.
student sends frequent emails to his ex-girlfriend. When she asks him
to stop, he sends more emails, many of which contain abusive language
or pornographic images.
teacher discovers that students are being pressured by a popular
student to remove an unpopular student from their Facebook “friends”
A student finds
that photos of her, which were taken by her (now ex) boyfriend have
been uploaded to his MySpace page. Then they were copied and reproduced
in many more places, including photo-sharing sites. Her ex-boyfriend
says that he is not responsible for what was done with the photos after
he uploaded them.
student sends a harassing e-mail to another student. The receiving
student retaliates with a “flaming e-mail.” Is sending harassing and
flaming e-mail messages wrong?
hanging out with friends, one of the students gets a cell phone call
and conducts a loud conversation. Is talking in a loud voice on a
mobile phone in a public place right?
A student logs on to a file sharing website and downloads the newest song. Is downloading music from a file-sharing site wrong?
A student opens an attachment on an email which releases a Trojan Horse virus on to the school network.
hour before class, a student remembers that a writing assignment is
due. The student goes to the library, finds a website, and
copies/pastes information without giving credit to the authors. Is
using Internet materials without giving credit to the authors wrong?
home, a student uses a software package to copy movies and games from
DVD’s for his or her friends. Is copying copyrighted materials right?
students use text messaging on their cell phones to chat with each
other during class. Is it wrong to send text-messages during class?
class, students text on their cell phones to share answers to an
assignment. Is it wrong to share information during class?
teacher leaves the room but neglects to shut off his computer. Should
you take a look at the teacher's computer while he is out of the room?
high school principal is concerned about students' use of online
communities like Facebook and MySpace, so he creates a profile and
signs on. He discovers an open invitation to an after-prom party and
confronts the students who have signed up to attend. Is he out of line?
are a college freshman. Your cousin, who is a high school freshman,
asks to “friend” you on a social networking site. You like your cousin
and don’t want to hurt his feelings, but you say “no.” What are some
reasons you might not want your cousin to see your proﬁle and friends?
Your mom makes her own proﬁle on Facebook and asks you to be her “friend.” She also "friends" your friends.
- You and your friends have been inserting random 'facts' on Wikipedia entries, to see how long it takes for them to be edited.
friend leaves his cell phone at your house and your mom starts looking
at the pictures stored on it. Some are pretty incriminating. She wants
to call the friend's parents.