Repost 2: Changes in Technology impacting on the human interaction and the ethical issues? + The tutorial/lecture experience.

Elyssa’s Comment

We need to know much change in technology affects our communication to humans and the ethical issues that surrounded globally.

The driving question wonders people including the young generations that need how substantial of the role ‘technology’ comes into their life.

The experience of the lecture 6, which totally relates to this question, we have learnt generally the morals about our modern society which associate with new informative and updated technology. My definition of morals was to simply do the right things by your subjective mindset. Individual have the common understand of morals however it is hard to determine how much moral they have in a person. It is important to have the requirements or the important aspects because being a primary teacher aren’t set their behaviour for free. Every professions have restrictions because simply they do not want to ruin the reputations; avoid the consequences and thats how the lecturer explained the substantial existence of the UDHR.

A new student brought one of the aspects ‘cultural sensitivity’ and it is important to talk about the issue because individual have the lack of awareness about the specific problems of the culture. Idea: In order to be aware of the society, we should consider the others and the society by monitoring, recording, addressing, and adjusting it. As a primary teacher, we have to be careful and understand their values and their unique perceptions. Let’s say, if we said or do something recklessly that inhibits their values and perceptions, there are going to consequences could be impacted in the long term.

Technology has known to have universal purposes in the real world. Ladd (1997 cited in Blazey) stated that the technology will be up moral importance, which generate new ideas other than the old norms and ideas. Technology made a lot of issues which shapes the moral as a high level of awareness in life. News reporters have been issuing on how to properly be secured in general life and in digital life because they have been hacked, or saying in an atrocious and inconsiderate manner about a subject, or telling the hurtful truth that everyone needs to know. It’s impacted the human interaction because we are restricted to say things openly in the online world and the ethical issues must be considered so we can address the particular issues. Imagine doing what people legally think but it is unethical to do the practice like manipulating the picture of a physical attraction of the person or saying government secretive information that could hurt the people so we have to aware what the government are doing. I felt completely uneasy about unethical practices but we have to aware that it may apply in future cases by educating the problems in this society.

In the modern era, technologies rapidly grow that change the society dramatically, which questions about a number of morals. Shapiro and Anderson (1997 cited in Blazey) explained that certain standard norms could be ‘reinterpreted and extended’ which means be updated and thoroughly opened-minded on the norms and create new issues. We all felt that there are something to keep our eyes open because some situations can be new for the modern society so we can write an ideal solution to fix the situation. That is what I meant about being updated on the certain norm so the norm can be extended. As an online activist, we have to protect the people in digital life and their normal life by doing seeking new angles on ethical issues that affect the human interaction. I felt that it is a considerable and formidable manner by making a forum collaboratively in order to shape what is best for the people in a secure and interactive way.

Blazey (1997) showed how it can violate the trust if disagreement can be involved. The idea should be is to understand the outside aspects of the digital world and that why we should be exploring the issues in order for other individuals to be affected. The way they communicate with each other is to be considerate and aware of what your actions and sayings. There is the video about deceiving other people about the looks of an individual woman. It is not illegal, however, it is unethical because, in my personal view, they are hurting her self-esteem and should be respect people’s value and I felt disgusted and being mislead by other professions and that is why the level of trust has been broken.The idea that should work is that they should make an organisation to track down people are continuing to unethical practices and protect the aspects.

In the end of the lecture 6, I wonder some questions in my head when the lecturer said that the future generation under the age of 3 are using technology devices like we all do. It concerns me is that they have not fully understood the issues they are dealing in terms of cyber-bullying and taking their personal information of a 3 years old. That really shook my head because I have a brother like that and I am so worried about his life! Another thing we all need to concern is that The Guardian (2016) deeply concerns about how future kids at school shape in the digital world who have a lack of precautionary skills to protect themselves such as cyber-bullying. I agree that this particular modern society, we are dealing with kids who knows how to use the technology but does not know how to use it in a safe manner. As a result, this will affect the child’s psychological damage and its own well-being. This is how we need to consider how ethics shape the human interaction when it comes to technology by minimising the invasion of the privacy and understanding the general issue like cyber-bullying, sex and others.

Cyber Bully Statistics Australia (2015) presented the statistical evidence that both 548 males and females getting abused at the age of 5–25 years old. However, the study of Boys In Town showed that female, in particular, has harassed more than females in 2009. Imagine what it would be in 2016 if that continues to happen? This is why the ethical aspects shape the human interaction in the most cautious manner in order to minimise or not going over the line. In future practices, we should get an understanding that the kids in a young age doesn’t understand the digital world and our role is give valuable lessons about the ethics in a digital world.

We also have to be careful where to get the sources from. It is because we do not want to steal their ideas however we want to acknowledge the sources we are using. In my university experience, this is important to know this because our ideas can be someone’s idea that has the idea first so we have to credit them. In contrast of not using the sources properly then you would have to deal with legal issues with the owner and also the person is hindering the economic benefit. In future practices, I just hope we can educate the students about the ethics and the human interaction that affected in a digital world.

In tutorial week 6, we discussed the digital footprint could hinder our professions and the worksheet we have to fill in concerns the position of my profession and also questions my reputation. In my understanding of the definition digital footprint, a digital footprint is a chronical print that would not be easily erased that can be hinder the reputation in life. Even though students who want to be a teacher get interviewed and talks highly about themselves, however, they can search peoples’ footprint about the past. It does not matter if you are an ethical and good person. It is just the print inflicts other peoples’ reputation also their professions. Question to me is: Do I need to have the digital footprint? The answer is no.

Simple Guideline for digital footprint!

Blazey. M.A. (1999). Ethics and Technology. Journal Of Physical Education, Recreation of Dance, 70(8), 29–31. Retrieved from

Cyber Bullying Statistics Australia, The Ultimate Guide. (2015),

The Guardian. (2000). The Guardian View On Sexual Harassment In Schools: Action Is Needed. Retrieved from

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