|Improper use Internet access|
|Thursday, 13 September 2007 10:05|
Internet has become part of our daily life. This dramatic change happened quite swiftly. Only ten years ago seemed to us highly improbable and futuristic to perform an action so usual nowadays like sending an e-mail. On the other hand now, only thinking of being deprived, for any reason, of the connection to Internet means an insuperable drawback. All that has been said to demonstrate how much the Web and new technologies are pervading our work, study and recreational activities.
Internet is not an option any more, in school it has become an important didactic and administrative instrument. The basic technical skills to use the Web - more and more widespread among managers, teachers, administrative staff and students - are adequate to grant a legal and conscious use of the Web? Probably NOT!
Observing the behaviours of some Web users we can notice dubious conduct or even illegal. Some examples:
Italian law defines two classes of crimes:
Are defined not computer related crimes:All crimes or violations of Civil Law or Penal Code in which the use of computer technology has not been a determining factor to perform the act itself.
even if those crimes are committed using technologic instruments ( e-mail, dicussion groups, chat lines, short messages, web pages) they still are considered not computer related crimes and are punished accordingly.
Are defined computer crimes:All crimes or violations of Civil Law or Penal Code in which the use of computer technology has been a determining factor to perform the act itself
The two faces of computer outlaws: hacker and cracker
This term defines all behaviours and attitudes towards computers that are not "appropriate" to work and/or school context.
Referring to the previous examples, the school principal can state that investing online in the stock market or visiting pornographic web sites at work or in school are behaviours unappropriate to working or learning purposes, also because facilities (computers, internet connection) owned and paid by the school are used for private purposes.
In this class are included all informatic crimes against the Institution committed by persons not belonging to the school or belonging to the school but physically located outside the school at the moment of the offence.
The crime can damage the school and/or a third party. At any rate the school principal can be held responsible for Civil or Penal Code violations. For further information refer to the privacy sectiion.
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