Digital Citizenship Project

Zachary M. Period 2

Some rules you need to know when you're on the internet:

Rule 1: Digital Etiquette

Always be nice on the internet, never say anything you would never say in real life. Always make sure you get permission to post a picture of a random person or friend. This is basically like the Golden Rule.

Rule 2: Informational Privacy

Never share your identity with someone on the computer, make sure you read the Terms of Service to know how they will use your personal information. They might sneak something at the bottom so that it is hard to find and that is the bad stuff of how they will use your information. Make sure you never give out your identity on the internet.

Rule 3: Social Networking

If you're going to have a party and you're posting an invite on the internet make sure you don't invite random people, only invite your friends and acquaintances. If random people want to chat with you on the internet want to chat with you then you should deny it or don't talk to them because they are strangers. When you are online make sure you are never friends with people you don't know.

Rule 4: Online Saftey

Be nice on the internet, if you're not nice you could get kicked off the program you're on. Make sure you never share your password with friends, strangers, or bullies, and if someone is being mean on the internet then tell an adult or report them.

Rule 5: Cyberbullying

If someone texts something bad about you or posts something embarrassing about you then take a screenshot of it, or print it, and tell an adult and they will help you and possibly find out who that cyberbully is. Never say something you wouldn't say online than in real life.

Rule 6: Plagiarism

Never copy anyone's words or ideas or else you will be plagiarising, which is not a good thing. Even if you rearrange the sentence that is still plagiarising. If you are going to use some phrases that are in the source then you should "quote" it and give credibility to the author by giving their name. Then at the back of your assignment then put a bibliography page to show where you found it.

Rule 7: Copyright

Copyright is when someone's work is being protected, so make sure that you don't copy anyone's work or inventions or else you could get sued which is not a good thing and then you could be fined.

What is digital citizenship?

Digital citizenship is basically "Think before you post," this way you can see if that post that you are going to post is reasonable. Think about your life and if colleges won't accept you because of what you posted in high school, something that you posted a long time ago can change your life. Colleges will look at your digital footprint before they accept you, so that they don't have a mean or bad kid at their college. Before you post you should always use T.H.I.N.K . before you post anything on social media. The T in T.H.I.N.K. stands for, "Is it true?" Don't lie about anything or spread rumors that aren't true, you could destroy someone mentally. The H in T.H.I.N.K. stands for, "Is it helpful?" Don't post anything on social media if it isn't going to help anyone. The I in T.H.I.N.K. stands for, "Is it inspiring?" Don't post anything that won't inspire anyone to do something because it could be rude or ruin people's dreams. The N in T.H.I.N.K. stands for, "Is it necessary?" If it isn't necessary then don't post it or else it would be pointless and it might be rude. Finally, the K in T.H.I.N.K. stands for, "Is it kind?" If it's not kind then don't post it or else you could be a cyberbully and hurt someone's feelings.
Digital Citizenship - THINK!