Blog Post: Issues in ICT

Choose one of the following sets of questions to respond to on your blog:

Option 1: Online Harassment and Trolling

  1. Do you play online games? Do you experience verbal harassment when playing? Does it bother you?
  2. Have you participated in verbal harassment in online games?  Why or why not?
  3. Why do you think this harassment happens?
  4. Would you accept similar behaviour in the real world (during a sports competition/board game, etc)?
  5. Should schools address this issue with students? Why or why not?

Option 2: Internet Distraction

Read this article: Addicted to Distraction

  1. Do you relate to the author’s experiences with distraction and addiction to the internet? Why or why not?
  2. Do you think the distracting nature of the internet is a problem?
  3. What do you think would happen if you tried to disconnect from the internet (like the author did on his vacation) over the holidays?
  4. Should schools address this issue with students? Why or why not?

Author: mscuttle

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