By: McKenzie Weed
What is Digital Etiquette?
The Unofficial-Official Rules
2.) Double check before you hit send- Make sure that nothing you wrote could be misinterpreted. Think- is it rude, mean or sarcastic? If yes, you might not want to send it.
3.) Be the bigger person- If an online conversation is escalating, then just leave the conversation. Everything that happens online is "in the minute" and you might regret what you posted later on.
4.) Grammar- Use proper grammar when online (and always). This can help to avoid confusion and misinterpretation.
5.) Privacy- Remember to ask permission before posting anything of or about anyone.
6.) If you wouldn't say it to someone's face, then don't say it online.
7.) If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all
Where do these rules apply?
Why have Digital Etiquette?
Cyber-bullying is the use of technology, typically instant messaging, to bully someone with threatening messages or intimidation.
Flaming- hostile interactions between two or more people over the internet. It usually involves profanity and threats.
Both of these things happen when someone chooses not to follow Netiquette (or Digital Etiquette). It can also lead to less serious consequences like someone getting their feelings hurt or misinterpretation of a message.
Think you're a Digital Etiquette Expert?
10 Digital Etiquette Tips- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siBAmP6chl4
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