Digital Citizenship: E Commerce

By Matthew Nicodemus

What is E Commerce?

The buying and selling of products through the use of the internet. Ecommerce allows consumers to electronically exchange goods and services with no barriers of time or distance. Electronic commerce has expanded rapidly over the past five years and is predicted to continue at this rate, or even accelerate.

Basic Ethical Concepts

eCommerce has the same implications as buying and selling things in person. Both the buyer and the seller have rights through internet transactions as they do in physical transactions. Students need to understand that just because you cannot see the money it is just as real as the money in their piggy bank. Understanding privacy and information rights is also a big part of eCommerce, there is no such thing as a free lunch. When you buy something the person you buy from expects payment, likewise when you sell something you expect payment.
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