Digital Citizenship

By Destiny Blatchley

Definition:

Digital Citizenship-appropriate use of anything technological

Cyberbullying (1)

Signs of Cyberbullying:

Pretending to be someone you aren't

Saying threatening or harmful things

Posting pictures or status's made to embarrass someone

Spreading lies and rumors

CyberBullying (2)

Cyberbullying is never okay. It can lead to hurt feelings, misunderstandings, self harm and/or suicide. 20% of teens cyberbullied think about suicide, while 1 out of 10 attempt. Those numbers may seem "low", but making someone feel bad about themselves especially enough to make them want to die, is something I would consider low.

Self-Image and Identity (1)

Always be honest about who you are, especially online. Being someone else can not only hurt you, but it can hurt others. They might get close to you, but when they find out you were a fake, they would be hurt and upset. Never lie about your age, gender, or how you look because the truth will eventually be found out.

Self-Image and Identity (2)

When online, be careful of who you talk to. Just like you could be fake about who you are, others can too. Never have relationships with someone over the internet unless you meet them. When meeting for the first time, meet somewhere with many people, like a park. Never send anything personal like passwords/usernames, creditcard information, addresses, etc., to people you meet online.

Be Careful

It is good to be cautious about being online. Always be careful of what you do, what you say or post, and who you meet online. Nothing goes away, even after being deleted so be smart and be careful. You never know who could see it, or who you could be hurting.