[R-0184] S8. Ethical Practice

Citation: National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). (2017). Focus on Ethics: Smartphones and social media – ethical implications for educators. Webpage. Retrieved from site [or enter “NAEYC Focus on Ethics: Smartphones and social media – ethical implications for educators” in your search window].

Abstract: The information on this webpage is taken from a March 2015 article in Young Children in which the authors share some ideas about how the use of smartphones and social media might be addressed in early childhood programs and make some recommendations to the field using ideas and principles from National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Code of Ethical Conduct.

Integration: The information presented in this video fits well with content presented in the early childhood courses Introduction to Early Childhood Education and Practicum.

Content Focus: Ethics; Ethical Responsibility; Introduction to Early Childhood Education; National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Code of Ethical Conduct; Practicum

Notes: Have student discuss their own experiences posting online photos of children and using a smartphone camera in an early childhood setting as well as using online media to communicate with parents. How did this article clarify their ethical responsibilities concerning those activities?