9. Digital Commerce

Digital Commerce is the electronic buying and selling of goods.
"Technology users need to understand that a large share of market economy is being done electronically. Legitimate and legal exchanges are occurring. The mainstream availability of Internet purchases of toys, clothing, cars, food, etc. has become commonplace. At the same time, an equal amount of illegal/immoral goods and services are surfacing such as pornography and gambling. Users need to learn about how to be effective consumers in a new digital economy. "


Write a clear summary of what Digital Commerce is about and highlight the key ideas as bullet points.

Background and Examples

Investigate Digital Commerce and write a clear summary providing relevant and actual examples from international sources.

Social and/or Ethical Impacts

Explore global social and/or ethical issues to do with Digital Commerce and provide a balanced descriptive summary of current and future impacts.


After analysing the impact that Digital Commerce is having socially and ethically, provide researched examples of likely solutions to the problems.

Rules to be added to Student Agreement for Digital Citizenship

Formulate clear and concise rules for the Student Agreement based on Digital Commerce.


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