Computer Ethics


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In today’s class, we will be talking about computer ethics. Enjoy the class!

Computer Ethics

Computer Ethics

Computer ethics are a set of moral standards that govern the use of computers. They are important because of information safety, such information on computers are vulnerable once there is access to the internet which can lead to malware and cyber-attacks such as phishing.

Computer room management ethics

The following are good ways to take care of a computer room:

  1. The environment should be dust-free.
  2. The computer and all input devices and output devices should also be regularly cleaned with a soft cloth or brush without detergent or liquids.
  3. Dust covers should be used to cover the equipment when not in use.
  4. The computer room should be well ventilated.
  5. The room should have appropriate lighting to avoid eye strain on users.
  6. The computer and other peripheral devices should be set on flat, stable surfaces in an orderly manner with enough space for adequate ventilation.
  7. There should be fire alarm and fire extinguishers in easily accessible locations.
  8. The computer system should be provided with surge protectors and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) unit to ensure stable and continuous power supply in case of a power outage.
  9. The chairs should be comfortable and computer furniture should be arranged conveniently.

Computer laboratory rules and regulations

  1. There should be no smoking, eating or drinking in the laboratory.
  2. Unauthorized persons should be denied access to the laboratory.
  3. Switch off equipment when not in use.
  4. Handle secondary storage equipment such as tapes, diskettes, etc. with care.
  5. Keep the computer away from direct sunlight and sources of heat.
  6. Do not spill liquids on any part of the computer.
  7. Use dust covers to protect the computer when not in use.
  8. Unplug the computer from the power supply if it will not be used for a long time.
  9. Wash your hand before using the keyboard to keep it clean.
  10. Be careful when using external storage devices from unknown sources as the computer could easily get infected with a virus.


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