DepEd ALS Teacher’s Guide Module 7: Digital Ethics (Netiquette)

Welcome to the Session Guides of 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 Curriculum (BEC).

This module was collaboratively designed, developed, and reviewed by select DepEd field officials and teachers from formal school and ALS, and private institutions to assist,in helping the ALS learners meet the standards set by the ALS K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum (BEC) while overcoming their personal, social, and economic
constraints in attending ALS learning interventions.

This learning resource hopes to engage the learners in guided and independent learning activities at their own pace and time. Furthermore, this also aims to help learners acquire the needed 21st century skills while taking into consideration their needs and circumstances.

As an ALS Teacher/Instructional Manager/Learning Facilitator, you are expected to orient the learners on how to use this module. You also need to keep track of the learners’ progress while allowing them to managentheir learning. Moreover, you are expected to encourage and assist the learners as they do the tasks included in the module.

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:

Session Guide No.1

  • Lesson 1 – Ethical Use of Digital Technology

Learning Objectives:

1. Explain the meaning of digital ethics and why it is important.

2. 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 and confidentiality, computer fraud, plagiarism

3. 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

Session Guide No.2

  • Lesson 2 – Responsible Use of Digital Technology

1. Explain different terminologies in safe and responsible use of digital technology: cyber ethics, cyber safety, cyber wellness, cyber security.

2. Explain how to minimize the risks of negative online behaviors: 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.

Session Guide No.3

  • Lesson 3 – Safe and Ethical Practice in Digital Technology

Learning Objectives:

1. 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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