WWW Bill of Rights

Dariel Hampton

PREAMBLE

In order to protect the rights and recognize the responsibilities of individuals and

institutions, we, the members of the educational community, propose this Bill of Rights

and Responsibilities for the Electronic Community of Learners. These principles are

based on a recognition that the electronic community is a complex subsystem of the

educational community founded on the values espoused by that community. As new

technology modifies the system and further empowers individuals, new values and

responsibilities will change this culture. As technology assumes an integral role in

education and lifelong learning, technological empowerment of individuals and

organizations becomes a requirement and right for students, faculty, staff, and

institutions, bringing with it new levels of responsibility that individuals and institutions

have to themselves and to other members of the educational community.

Privacy

Nobody should be force to give up their personal information to any social media website unless they wish it.


If they do wish it, then they should,d be able to control what the website managers have access to.


The owners may not use the user's information for anything commercial related without the first asking the user.

Censorship

The government should allow people to look up anything that has to do with the world.


Nothing online shall be prohibited to people.


Only classified Government information is allowed to be kept secret.


We should be able to know what is going on across the world easily.

Democracy

People should be able to learn what our Government is doing.


There should be a webpage with only Government information so that we will be able to keep up with our country.


People can vote online so they don't have to drive to a voting office.


When people are online no body should be able to deny them access to social media sites.

Freedom

People have the freedom to be online and post whatever they want that is allowed by the Constitution.


Our freedom of speech should be respected everywhere as well as online.


Our post cannot be deleted without a reasonable cost.

RESOURCES

http://video.ted.com/talk/podcast/2014U/RAE2013/TimBernersLee_2014U-480p.mp4


Radsch, Courtney C. "Online Voices for All? Women's Marginalization Online and What It Means for Internet Freedom." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2014.


"In a Time of Universal Deceit Telling the Truth Is a Revolutionary Act." -George Orwell." The Oldspeak Journal. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2014.


""In a Time of Universal Deceit Telling the Truth Is a Revolutionary Act." -George Orwell." The Oldspeak Journal. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2014.