Digital Citizenship Project

Ivanna C., Period 2

Rule #1: Digital Etiquette

THINK before you post. Is it: True? Helpful? Inspirational? Necessary? Kind?

Rule #2: Cyberbullying

Don't be a cyberbully by not writing or posting anything mean you wouldn't say in person. Remember, treat others how you'd like to be treated!

Rule #3: Online Safety

Keep your identity a secret, keep your personal information to yourself. The only person you should ever tell your information to is your parents.

Rule #4: Social Networking

Always be safe when using social media sites. Don't post anything you wouldn't want most people to see, and keep your information private.

Rule #5: Information Privacy

Never fall for spam. If you get an email or a message asking for your personal information, delete it right away. Falling for these tricks can lead to identity theft.

Rule #6: Plagiarism

When doing something like a project, essay, report, etc., never steal or copy someone else's words. For example, if using a great informational book or essay, don't use the same exact words as they did. Instead, paraphrase and cite your sources. Plagiarism can lead to failing your assignment, getting suspended, or worse.

Rule #7: Copyright

Copyright is used to protect someone's work. If something you want to use is copyrighted, you cannot use it. If you have something published, you can get it copyrighted so no one steals your work. However, if you publish it in the public domain, anybody can freely use it. Lastly, if you have an idea for something but you don't get it published, anyone can take your idea. Ideas and concepts cannot be copyrighted.
Digital Citizenship is how you act online. It's necessary to use proper and positive Digital Citizenship because then the Internet can be a more fun and safe environment for everybody to freely use. If everyone is respectful and makes smart decisions online, it will be easier to to use, and easier to trust people online. Your Digital Citizenship can affect your family, future spouses or children, and even your future employers.
Digital Citizenship