Being a good online citizen: Netiquette
Online or digital etiquette is a set of rules for how to have good manners and treat others with respect when on the Internet. Internet etiquette is also known as "netiquette."
It includes how we act in emails, online games, and on social networking sites.
Task: Watch the movie, BrainPop Digital Etiquette.
- Treat people online the way you want to be treated in real life.
- Communicate clearly.
- Choose words carefully. Check tone, grammar & spelling.
- Ask permission before posting pictures, videos or information about other people.
- The Internet is not private. If you don't want everyone to see it, don't post it.
- Don't use ALL CAPITALS. This is seen as shouting.
- Use correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.
- Be clear and to the point.
- Avoid using emoticons and abbreviations in formal messages.
- Don't forward chain letters, hoaxes or scams.
Before you pass something on, visit Truthorfiction.com or Snopes.com to check whether information is true or a hoax.
Check for Understanding:
- Why is it important to be careful about the words you choose to share online?
- Why is it a good idea to check to make sure something is true before you share it?
- Videos: Mindful Messaging, Power of Words, Mike-Tosis ,Bad Netiquette Stinks, & Email Etiquette for Students
- Poster: I took a photo of my friend that I want to share... Now what?
- Poster: 15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards
- Interactive website: Betty's Netiquette Quiz.
- Learn about email: