Topic 24 Resources

Students need to understand:
  • how to investigate and discuss Computer Science technologies while considering:
    • ethical issues
    • cultural issues
    • environmental issues.
    • privacy issues.
  • how key stakeholders are affected by technologies
  • environmental impact of Computer Science
  • cultural implications of Computer Science

Choose from the following to help you learn:


CAMBRIDGE Computer Science: 
Pages 217-227.
ROBSON & HEATHCOTE Computer Science (9-1):
Pages 52-59. Sections "Computer systems in the modern world" and "Ethical and cultural issues".
SUSAN ROBSON GCSE Computing(3rd edition):
Page 6. Sections "Ethical considerations" and "Environmental considerations"
SUSAN ROBSON GCSE Computing(2012):
Page 6. Sections "Ethical considerations" and "Environmental considerations"
AXSIED GCSE Computer Science (3rd edition)
Page 53. Section R27 "Ethical Issues", "Environmental Issues" and "Cultural Issues"
ROUSE & O'BYRNE GCSE(9-1) Computer Science:
Page 191-198. Section "Ethical and cultural issues" continues through "Privacy Issues" and "Artifical Intelligence" onto Environmental effects of computer technology" on Page 198.

Web Sites

BBC Bitesize: "Ethics and the law" Pages 5 and 6
Cambridge MOOC: Section 35: Ethical and environmental considerations
Wikipedia: Digital Divide, 10 Commandments, Electronic Waste, Cyberculture, Social Media, Information Privacy, Privacy Concerns  (7 articles)
Simple Wikipedia: Digital Divide, Electronic Waste, Information Privacy (3 articles)
Teach-ICT: Environment, Privacy, Ethics and Culture  (4 sections)


"Computers and ethics" watch all

"Computers and environment" watch all

OCR: Part A (Ethical and environmental) watch all
OCR: Part B (Ethical and environmental) watch all

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