Every click or selection you make online is being stored and permanently kept on record that includes anything you may have Googled, investigated or researched. Some people believe that user privacy is dead (Rambam 2011). More and more we are being encouraged to give away more information about ourselves online, and the greatest intrusion into our online activities comes from social networking sites. The lack of user privacy on social networking sites has led to dramatic changes in people’s lives such as targeting by the media and marketing researchers, the buying and selling of user information and other unethical forms of privacy invasion. Online activity is increasingly being used as e... ... middle of paper ... ...ause there is a fine line between conspiracy and assumptions when it comes to online privacy.
This shows how social networking is bringing us further apart from family because one is always so focused to their screen rather than taking in the real social atmosphere they are in. Similar to real life, social networking sites have given us the opportunity to decide who we choose to connect with. For those who tend to spend more time online than the average person, they seem to trust people online a lot more than they trust people they know personally. As Deresiewicz mentions in the article Faux Friendship, “Friends may be the family that we choose.” Some of these people actually... ... middle of paper ... ... having false relationships and had no clue. Real face-to-face interaction should always come first before taking anything to a serious level, especially in relationships.
The very foundations of any principle are built upon its underlying morals, ethics and laws, which are expected to be accepted universally (Chippendale, 2001). A society may have its own principles, but they will always be seen by the rest of the world as practice, not principles. And this fact highlights the need to have a set of rules and principles, which are unanimously agreed upon and followed by the entire world. Similar concept applies to various disciplinary bodies around the world, which function to establish harmony and coherence in their respective field of operations and differentiate between a bad appeal to practice and a good one. DR Scott, who was one of the pioneers in promoting the need for a conceptual framework in the field of accounting, said in one of his studies during 1931, “If we are going to be able to look ahead with assurance, we must be able to look back with accuracy”.
The purpose of a Social Contract is to keep society in order. Ways of keeping society in order are human rights, the constitution, police departments, and education in which all contributes in having a progressing society. Human rights have to be protected which are the first 13 or 14 amendments that’s states people’s rights. If humans didn’t have any rights of their own we would feel enslaved due to that we have no freedom. The Constitution contains laws that every human being has to follow unless if you live somewhere else other than the U.S. Police departments maintains society regarding the Constitution; even the police must obey the laws and their own rules.
My personal ethics impact my decision making all the time. They are personal beliefs and morals that define the person I am. I believe in the value of equality, treating people the same regardless of gender, race or sexual orientation. When making any decision I need to think about how this will affect others and if it will show them respect and all the things I wish to be treated with. Ethics apply to professional responsibilities in that there is usually an employee handbook and a code of ethics that each employee must sign.
One of the most significant qualities an individual can uphold is the capability to have personal values and ethical standards and use them in their everyday lives. These values and standards represent who a person really is and what kind of beliefs they hold. Our viewpoints and attitudes are affected by our experiences with family, school, media and culture. Furthermore, society organizations, groups and individuals all have a certain extent of rights that require them to be responsible because without responsibility comes an ethical repercussions. In regards to my own personal code of ethics, my main purpose is to uphold a life full of purpose and to motivate myself to the best of my ability.
Not divulging the information to the client, about a faulty product or a significant billing error, for example, presents an ethical dilemma to me. Everyone has their own set of personal values and it is those personal values that establish the framework of our decision-making abilities and processes. Because people have different personal values, it is often those differences that serve as the catalyst for ethical dilemmas. What may be an ethical dilemma for me, based upon my personal values, m... ... middle of paper ... ... General Electric, (2005). John F. Welch Technology Center GE Values.
Ask yourself this, “shouldn’t you be the one to control how you live?” An individual is the sovereign and bear the right to set himself as being the fundamental unit of moral concerns. On the other hand, there are groups of people who think, we, the people, live in a community/society/state and we should be obedient to the customs that are set by the community we live in. Their argument, too, makes complete sense since we live on a platform that was already built beforehand and, therefore, we need to obey the rules of that platform. It drags in the idea of a transaction where there is no survival if one isn’t willing to perform an exchange [duty]. It is the sort of duty where one must sacrifice his values and goals for the greater good of the society.
Freedom was considered an opportunity to make decisions and to have the ability to choose ones path in life. One group member detailed that valuing freedom is valuing our country. Another member found that freedom affords choices specifically in the area of religious beliefs. An underlying factor of freedom was individualism and the right to be one’s own person. Freedom is a fundamental right for all Americans.
I have now learned to speak up when I have a point to make and when I need to explain myself. This business did a very good job at trying their best to get my ideas out on the table. I have taken a lot of criticism at first when the social media pages weren’t getting action. It was hard to receive, especially from my uncle, but I didn’t give up and thought of different ways to make us different then other pages. As more ideas came to me and as I tried them we finally started to see some conversations flowing and interactions happening through social media.