Policies and rules companies

Keep your computer in a central and open location in your home and be aware of other computers your child may be using. Use the Internet with your children. Familiarize yourself with your children’s online activities and maintain a dialogue with your child about what applications they are using. Implement parental control tools that are provided by some ISPs and available for purchase as separate software packages. Remember – No program is a substitute for parental supervision. Consider software that allows you to monitor your children’s email and web traffic.

Know who your children’s online friends are and supervise their chat areas. Teach your children never to give out personal information to people they meet online such as in chat rooms or bulletin boards. Know who to contact if you believe your child is in danger. Visit www. getnetwise. org for detailed information. If you know of a child in immediate risk or danger, call law enforcement immediately. Please report instances of online child exploitation to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s Cyber Tip line.

Even though children may have better technical skills, don’t be intimidated by their knowledge. [5] For over 35 years, the Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC) has been a trusted one-stop source for answers to questions about consumer problems and government services. Consumers can get the information they need in three ways: by calling toll-free 1 (800) FED-INFO, through printed publications, or through information posted on FCIC’s family of websites. [6] What is Opt-Out? “Opt-out” means that you tell a company that you don’t want them to use your information for certain purposes or sell it to others.

Typically, when you opt-out, your are not actually taken off of a list but added to a list of people that do not want their personal information shared with other companies or who do not want to receive telemarketing calls or direct mail. [7] Steps to Opt-Out 1) In the “Generate Opt-Out Forms” section – We have taken many of the companies that do not allow you to opt-out online and created a system so that you can: a) generate a group of letters, b) print them out individually, c) fill in the particularly sensitive information, and d) mail them in to the proper address (sorry, but you’ll have to provide your own postage).

2) In the “Opt Out Online” section – We have set up links to the companies that do allow you to opt-out online. We place these links within frames so that you can simply fill out each opt-out form and then move on to the next one. 3) In the “Featured” section – We focus on specific information practices or types of online companies. So far, we have highlighted portals and online profilers. We will periodically add new categories. Alerts on new features will be e-mailed to the CDT activist list, so sign-up if you want to be notified of the latest steps you can take to protect your privacy.

[7] How long Opt-Out lasts? Some opt-outs are permanent, but sometimes your opt-out is valid for a limited amount of time (for example, when you add your name to the Direct Marketing Associations’ op-out lists for telemarketing and direct mail it lasts for five years). Where to go to Opt-out? On the http://opt-out. cdt. org website there is a list of companies that offer the ability to Opt-Out online. Although many of these companies still do not give users ultimate control over their information, they are all ahead of most of their competitors. [7] Conclusion

Ethical decision- making is theorized to be affected by several factors. The proposed model suggest that ethical decisions are influenced by religious values or beliefs, societal or cultural values, personal values, normative beliefs, awareness of the consequences of behavior and the environments within which we live and work – personal, professionals, legal, and business. The purpose of this research was to determine whether factors can be identified which influence the assessment of behavior as ethical or unethical. Based on the result of this research, factors which influence the ethical decision can be identified.

The factors that influence our judgment of ethical or unethical behavior vary y case. In a practical sense, this only provides a starting point for understanding what influences people’s ethical decision making. This research assist management in understanding what the influential factors are and which of these managers could use to guide employees and reduce the misuse of computer technology. With training programs, management examples, the formulation of codes of conduct, and the enforcement of company policies and rules, companies may be able to deter some computer misuse. (Salehnia, 2002, p. 52)