The Rock Ethics Institute

Home > Events > Morality, Ethics, and Digital Life

Events

Morality, Ethics, and Digital Life

Since arriving at Project Zero in 2003, James has worked on The good project and related initiatives. At present, her research focuses on young people’s engagement with the new digital media; morality and ethics in new media environments; and the nature of trust, civic engagement, and political participation among youth today. She is a recurring faculty member for the Project Zero Classroom and the Future of Learning summer institutes. James holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Sociology from New York University. You can follow her on Twitter at: @carrie_james
When Mar 16, 2015
from 2:25 PM to 2:25 PM
Add event to calendar vCal
iCal

Carrie James

Since arriving at Project Zero in 2003, James has worked on The good project and related initiatives. At present, her research focuses on young people’s engagement with the new digital media; morality and ethics in new media environments; and the nature of trust, civic engagement, and political participation among youth today. She is a recurring faculty member for the Project Zero Classroom and the Future of Learning summer institutes. James holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Sociology from New York University. You can follow her on Twitter at: @carrie_james.

Morality, Ethics, and Digital Life

Engagement with digital media — including use of social media and content sharing sites — is a routine aspect of life today. These media are particularly salient in the lives of young people, many of whom can’t imagine their lives without them. Whether acknowledged or not, there are moral and ethical dimensions to the many decisions routinely faced and made in online communities — for example, decisions about self-representation and self-expression; disclosure of personal information; and creation, appropriation, and sharing of content. In this talk, Carrie James will explore moral and ethical dilemmas in digital life. She will share findings from a multi-year, qualitative study of young people’s approaches to online life and consider the implications, particularly for education.

Co-Sponsors

Richard B. Lippin; Center for Democratic Deliberation, Paterno Fellows Program, and the Presidential Leadership Academy. Rock Ethics Institute events are also made possible with the support of generous gifts from Doug and Julie Rock.