Digital Citizenship Project

Aadyn R P6

Rule #1:Digital Etiquette

1. When going on the internet respect others and treat them the way you want to be treated:

This helps to show digital etiquette and to be respectful to everyone on the internet even though you may seem anonymous.

Rule #2:Information Privacy

2. Never share any personal information on the internet:

When going on the internet don't share any information about yourself to anyone, even if you may know them because anyone with the ability to know your personal information can do many things. These include harassment, spam, tracking and worst case scenario identity theft.

Rule #3: Social Networking

3. Don't post anything that you wouldn't want your family or future employers might not want to see:

Posting things on a social network that are negative or inappropriate can have a big impact on your future. There is nothing you can do about a post after you post it and there is no hiding it.

Rule #4: Online Safety

4. Be cautious of strangers on the internet:

Even if people may seem friendly you should never trust the information they post because it is easy to lie or conceal information. Never conceal and part of your identity either unless you have permission or you are sure.

Rule #5: Cyberbullying

5. When your are being cyber bullied, always tell an adult or someone you feel can help:

Cyber bullying is a serious issue and and there are many ways to deal with it and handle the situation. Cyber bullying can hurt someone's feelings to the point where they feel rejected. Never cyber bully yourself and help others if they are dealing with cyber bullying.

Rule #6: Plagiarism

6. Don't Plagiarize unless you are giving credit to the author or whoever you copied from;

Without giving your source or the author of any information you steal or write word for word this is called plagiarizing, which can cause serious consequences. You can either paraphrase or use quotation marks, but always cite the source and the author by use of a bibliography.

Rule #7: Copyright

7. You should never infringe or do something with someone's original work that is copyrighted, and you should never do something with their work without permission:

By stealing a creator's original work or doing something illegally with it such as sell it can get you sued or in deeper consequences, unless you had permission. You don't have the right to break someone's copyright on something that is theirs.

What is Digital Citizenship and why is it important to show positive Digital Citizenship practices.

Digital Citizenship is keeping a good and kind reputation on the internet and by doing this you can stay out of trouble and consequences. To do this you can not post any rude or hurtful comments, keep your information private and out of the hands of strangers, by being careful about revealing any information to strangers, not plagiarizing, and by not breaking copyrights. Digital Citizenship is keeping a nice and positive attitude on the internet and by showing good digital etiquette or manners. It is important for others to know and show positive digital citizenship because when on the internet it is easy to stay anonymous and to hurt or doing something rude that can be illegal, but by keeping a good citizenship you can stay away from the consequences of what might happen when you plagiarize, take something that is copyrighted, or even cyber bullying someone. These things are a serious issue and it might even lead to affecting your future. You should never do or post anything on a social network that you wouldn't want your parents, grandparents, or future employers to see because one day it can cost you a job or a way to get into a good college. In conclusion, keeping a positive digital citizenship and being aware of what it actually is can do a lot more harm than good and can only bring good things unlike the consequences you could receive for doing something on the internet.