Ghost writing is an ethical dilemma, and my friends had made serious academic misconduct which is now going to affect the effort of other students. When I show my friends are taking the help of ghost writer to complete their assessment, I thought first to inform my lecturer, but somewhere in my mind, I thought that if I complain I will lose my friends. I thought a lot about it then decided to make my friends understand that it would not be fair to complete the assessment through a ghost writer. By this, they would not be able to gain the skills and knowledge about the subject, and later in future, they might face the problem. In this case, if my friends listen to it then well and good but still if they continue then I would be left with only choice to inform my lecturer about it. As it is affecting the effort of other students, who are completing their assessment by their own.
As the member of the ACS Code of Professional Conduct, I have considered the enhancement of Quality of Life, Honesty, Professional Development and Professionalism as a key element to avoid such ethical dilemma (Graham & Low, 2018). If I consider the enhancement of Quality of Life from the ACS Code of Professional Conduct, then it plays a very important role in the ICT particularly for the negative effect and with disabilities. My friends are just finding an easy way to get good marks but are it making their life or ruining it they are not able to realise. Thus to enhance their Quality of Life, taking this step can some way change their thinking and learning style. Another student will be personally satisfied that their efforts are not gone waste as they all are trying to put their self-effort to get a good job. Another ethical value is, to be honest. Ghost written assessment are misleading my friends. They are not only impacting their career but also setting a bad example for the juniors who will also again follow the same ways to workout with their assessment without making any effort. I am those friends who can understand what I would be doing is not unfair will not leave me. I will instead try to help them even to complete their assessment if they make a little effort by themselves. Professionally if I think, it will encourage my friends to develop their skill and knowledge by continuing the professional development in the ICT. Every student who has completed their assessment with self-effort must get the opportunity to grow in their career paths
Graham, R., & Low, G. (2018). ACS Code of Professional Conduct Professional Standards Board Australian Computer Society [EBook]. Ruth Graham, Graham Low. Retrieved from https://www.acs.org.au/content/dam/acs/rules-and-regulations/Code-of-Professional-Conduct_v2.1.pdf