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Communication Ethics

Vasquez, Maria Josefina Clara I. Purposive Communication

1BES2 Prof. Gloria Ward

Communication Ethics

The videos posted were about how people now a days are being unsocial, communication ethics, ethical issues and generation Z.

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Allison Graham’s “How social media makes us unsocial” talks about the differences back then when it was simpler and how it has affected us now.

According to (Transcriber, 2014) she said in her video, “I remember we had pagers time seemed a little simpler back then you get to be you may return the call you may not return the call.” And now she said (Transcriber, 2014) “I see families like this out to dinner all the time and it drives me nuts and I see couples on dates clearly together but on their cell phones.” You can see how back then there was no such thing as social media and now we are so dependent on this platform that we forget to socialize.

Communication ethics is a term the most of us know because we need this in our daily lives may it be at school, home, or work. According to (Lipari, 2017) “Communication ethics concerns the creation and evaluation of goodness in all aspects and manifestations of communicative interaction.” For us to be able to have a healthy relationship with the people around us we need communication ethics because not everything that we say is acceptable to them vice versa.

Even though we have communication ethics there are still ethical issues mainly in social media. In a YouTube video of Tyler Adams and Jenna Payne (2014) they shared 10 ethical issues in social media, but I will just input 5 Once you put something out there, it’s there forever, Copyright, what you say can reach a lot of people, be aware of current events and trends, and Never lie or use misguiding information. These ethical issues are very important because one mistake can lead to another just like a domino effect.

Generation Z are the ones who were born 1995 onwards while Millennials were born from 1980-1994 (Ahmad, 2018). According to (Beall, 2017), “Generation Z (also known as Post-Millennials, the iGeneration, Founders, Plurals, or the Homeland Generation) is the demographic cohort following the Millennials.” The Generation Z and Millennials have their own differences, in George Beall’s article he wrote about 8 key differences between Gen Z and Millennials. Generation Z tends to be less focused than Millennials because this is due to the fact that by using social media the process for information is faster and this leads to low attention span (Beall, 2017).

The videos posted was able to help me grasp the importance of communication ethics. It also made me realize how reliant I am to my phone and especially social media. The topics discussed was important because we use this daily from the moment we wake up until we fall back to sleep. It is important to know what we are supposed to do and not supposed to do.

Social media is a way for us to connect with our family, friends, or even strangers (accan, n.d.). The social media platforms that most of us know is Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (accan, n.d.). These are platforms where you can share anything from posts to pictures or it can be used as a way to talk to your family, friends, or strangers. But even though social media helped us connect with people there is still a need to know how to be responsible in social media.

Not everything that we delete in social media is deleted permanently it is still there. Social media is a platform to share ideas and insights it is not supposed to be used for bullying or sending hate messages. A research done by Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D. and Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D. (2009) on Safe and Responsible Social Networking was able to give ways on how to be safe in social media, they stated that the profile in social media should be private even though you know your friends well, secondly make sure that the pictures that you post is decent and not party pictures because this may be not good in your workplace, lastly don’t put information on your social media that you want other people to know about because this could be used against you.

Even though the videos posted on blackboard is helpful having readings about the topics is a need because it will add to the knowledge that we already know. The topic needs research because there are a lot of ways to be responsible in social media and there are also different ways to be ethical. All in all, the videos were helpful because there was enough information for someone to have a general background of the topics.

These topics should be taught to students because our generation is reliant on our gadgets and social media and this topic helps everyone know thee do’s and don’ts in social media. Communication ethics is a need in a daily basis because every day we socialize, and it is good to know how we are supposed to socialize with other people.

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