Netiquette DOs and DON’Ts

Civility in a Digital Learning Community


Netiquette is short for internet etiquette and teaches us the best social manners of dealing with others via the internet. The cardinal rule is always to show consideration for the other person.

Social Netiquette Behaviors

Do's and Dont's

The DO's

  • Respond promptly
  • Be concise
  • Identify yourself
  • Respect other's privacy
  • Always use good grammar and spelling
  • Proofread
  • Be professional at all times
  • Use appropriate language

The DONT's

  • Do not use offensive language
  • Never send online chain letters
  • No spam
  • Do not use inappropriate pictures
  • Do not abuse your power
  • Avoid sarcasm
Netiquette Basics