DepEd ALS Module 7: Digital Ethics(Netiquette)

Welcome to this Module entitled Why Do I Need to Believe in Science? under Learning Strand 2 Scientific and Critical Thinking Skills of the ALS K to 12 Basic Education (BEC).

This module was designed to provide you with fun and meaningful opportunities for guided and independent learning at your own pace and time. You will be able to process the contents of the learning resource while being an active learner.

This is a list of all sources used in developing this module.

The following are some reminders in using this module:

1. Use the module with care. Do not put unnecessary mark/s on any part of the module. Use a separate sheet of paper in answering the exercises.

2. Don’t forget to answer the Pre-assessment before moving on to the other activities included in the module.

3. Read the instruction carefully before doing each task.

4. Observe honesty and integrity in doing the tasks and checking your answers.

5. Finish the task at hand before proceeding to the next.

6. Return this module to your ALS Teacher/Instructional Manager/Learning Facilitator once you are through with it.

If you encounter any difficulty in answering the tasks in this module, do not hesitate to consult your ALS Teacher/Instructional Manager/Learning Facilitator. Always bear in mind that you are not alone.

We hope that through this material, you will experience meaningful learning and gain deep understanding of the relevant competencies. You can do it!

Digital technologies are electronic tools, systems, devices and resources that generate, store or process data. Well-known examples include social media, online games, multimedia and mobile phones. Many people use digital technology for several reasons—to look for ingredients of foods they want to cook, to check the latest movies, to research about their assignments, to send mails to their friends and families, to find out and chat with their friends on social media and the list goes on.

This module will help you become a responsible user of digital technology. We will discuss three (3) lessons, namely:

Lesson 1 – Ethical Use of Digital Technology

At the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • explain the meaning of digital ethics and why it is important;
  • distinguish ethical versus unethical behavior as a user of digital technology: digital plagiarism, breaking copyright and software theft, improper use of digital resources, securing information privacy & confidentiality, computer fraud, plagiarism; and
  • practice respectful conduct when using the internet: sensitivity to national and local cultures, avoiding identity misinterpretation and fraud, internet etiquette while chatting, emailing, blogging, and using, social media, protecting personal information

Lesson 2 – Responsible Use of Digital Technology

At the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • explain the different terminologies in safeband responsible use of digital technology: cyber ethics, cyber safety
  • explain how to minimize the risks of negative online behaviors: cyber wellness, cyber security; and pornography, internet addiction, meeting online strangers (inappropriate contacts), exposure to violent conduct, online gambling, unwanted sharing of personal information, online sexual behaviors, detecting and dealing with cyber-bullying

Lesson 3 – Safe and Ethical Practice in Digital Technology

At the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • demonstrate safe and ethical practice to reduce and manage risks and maximize opportunities of digital technologies: digital citizen identity, digital rights, digital higher order thinking, digital communication, digital security, digital safety, digital emotional intelligence.

ALS Accreditation and Equivalency Program: Junior High School Learning Strand 6 Digital Citizenship


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