Digital Citizenship Project

Breanne F. period 5

What is digital citizenship?

Digital citizenship is a list of simple and easy rules to stay safe and not get in trouble on the internet. Following the rules for digital citizenship is important, because if you don't, you can end up in lots of trouble, and you can also hurt some people's feelings.

Digital Etiquette

1. Be kind to other people on the internet

Being kind on the internet is very simple to do. You basically just have to talk to those on the internet the way you would talk to them in person. Also try not to be a flamer(basically starts fights on the internet).

Information Privacy

2. Don't give out any personal info!

Its really important to not give out any personal info like numbers, addresses, etc. Hackers can use it to steal your identity( make purchases with credit card without permission) or send you spam emails. Make sure you read the privacy policy and ask a parent before giving out personal information.

Social Networking

3. Pause before you post

When you post embarrassing or even bad pictures of yourself on online, chances are that people like you family members or even college professors WILL SEE IT! Always remember to pause before you post and make sure parents are aware of you posting it.

Online Safety

4. Don't share any personal info with anyone online

If you ever share personal info with people like strangers, or even your friends, always check it out with your parents to see if its okay. Strangers and people you know can always use that thing against you. So don't share any personal info with anyone online just like you would in person.

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5. Tell an adult or a parent

If you or a friend is a victim of cyberbullying ALWAYS be sure to tell a grown-up or parent. Parents or grown-ups can always help with things like this. They can truly help get that person to stop, or help you get rid of that person online. Also remember to not fight back or say hurtful things to the bully because that will also just make you a bully as well.


6. Don't copy anyone else's work

Copying someone else's work and calling it your own is basically plagiarism. If you plagiarise someone else's work you can get in deep trouble. You can of course use someone else's words, but you have to put it in quotation marks or paraphrase it.


7. Don't take credit for anyone else's digital work

By digital work, I mean songs and video's. It's okay to do it, but you have to make sure to get permission from that person who made it. If you don't have permission and do it anyway, serious consequences can take place.

Copyright Basics