Why It Matters: Ethical Speech

Picture of the earth with glowing lines representing the internetEthics can be broadly thought of as aligning yourself with what is good and virtuous. Because of the explosive growth of the internet, we must consider additional small decencies as we share our ideas, and this consideration impacts our thinking on ethics. Computer-mediated communication, on phones and via the web, makes being a global community possible, but carries with it both freedoms and responsibilities. With these freedoms and responsibilities, ethics and morality have taken on a larger, more dimensional meaning, challenging our frame of reference and our character as leaders.