Issues in the Use of Information and Communication Technologies and Unethical Behaviors: An Overview

Author:Fatma Kübra ÇELEN, Süleyman Sadi SEFEROĞLU


December 25th, 2016 by Author


The purpose of this study is to examine literature on unethical behavior in the use of information and communication technologies (ICT). In reaching this goal a search was conducted. When presenting the results findings of research conducted in abroad and in Turkey are presented respectively in order from the oldest to date. Findings indicated that ICT users have some dilemmas about identified ethical behavior and awareness in ethical behavior. In addition, social norms, gender, age, personal values, moral judgment, social values, moral responsibility has been effective in the ethical and legal use of ICT. On the other hand, it was confirmed that individuals’ opinions about unethical behavior in the use of ICT change according to demographic characteristics like gender, and parents’ education level in researches conducted in Turkey.

Keywords: Information and Communication Technologies, ethic, unethical behavior, technology, communication

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Journal of Policy