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Know the Rules of Cyber Ethics

"Cyber ethics" refers to the code of responsible behavior on the Internet. Just as we are taught to act responsibly in everyday life with lessons such as "Don't take what doesn't belong to you" and "Do not harm others," we must act responsibly in the cyber world as well. The basic rule is "Do not do something in cyberspace that you would consider wrong or illegal in everyday life." Click for more considerations.

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