Justice and the Cyberworld


In its widest sense, justice creates conditions that enable each member of the society to flourish. Justice directs individual to respect and promote rights of the individual in the world we live in. Today, at one's fingertips, social interaction takes on a new dimension as time and space condense creating a reachable world. Yet, it is unclear whether all members of society communicate fairly in this Cyberworld. People who have learned to use the vast scopes on the Internet create an amazing variety of conversations and also build new online friendships. The question is, does this Cyberworld respect and promote the rights of the individual or it create injustice? This paper explores the impact of the so-called Cyberworld. Significant questions are delved into this article namely: (1) What are the causes of so much interest on the internet? (2) What is Cyberspace? (3) How do men and women participate and interact within this Cyberworld significantly on Social Network Sites? (4) Why people use Social Networking sites? (5) Are there any security risks in Social Network sites? (6) What are the uses and gratification of Social Network sites? (7) How the Cyberworld can be an effective avenue in promoting justice in our society? To promote justice this paper recommends uplift the dignity of the persons, media education and ethics in the Internet.

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Grace D. Santizo, University of Santo Tomas, Philippines

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Conference: ACERP2016
Stream: Ethics - Ethics, Law, and Justice

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