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Online Etiquette and Digital Citizenship

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Online Etiquette and Digital Citizenship

How you act online is so important. Everything you write, say or comment on can be stored, backed up and available to anyone with access to the internet. Your online reputation is the same as your off line one.

There are so many ways to communicate today. Email, Social Media, Twitter and Blogs, to name a few. It is so important to be aware of online etiquette and your responsibility when communicating online. It is also important to be aware that some forms of communicating are illegal and could get the author into BIG trouble.

When it comes to Blogs, the owner is the administrator and is responsible for approving any comments before they can be published. This means that if any negative or inappropriate comments are posted, the administrator WILL NOT publish these comments. In fact the exercise of writing such comments becomes a little fruitless, as no such comments will see the light of the internet.

What is also very important to remember when writing comments online, anything that is inappropriate or offensive can be forwarded onto the POLICE for further investigation. It is also important to note that passing yourself off as some else, by creating an email account in another persons name, is a CRIME. It is called IDENTITY THEFT.

So remember to think about what you write online. Keep it positive, polite, friendly and respectful and you would offline.

Never use language that could be found offensive. Never attack others personally and don’t act in a way that could constitute harassment, bullying or discrimination.

So remember to think about what you write online. Keep it positive, polite, friendly and respectful

Have a look at the website Edudemic that outlines Microsofts new free curriculum that is all about Digital Citizenship

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