Play Nice Online

What Is Netiquette?

Netiquette is the proper way of using online manners. Netiquette is important to follow because you may be messaging a friend online and say something you might not say to their face. It is very easy to post something that comes first in your mind. Others may be offended about what you post. Setting netiquette guidelines helps support a positive learning environment.

Rules of Netiquette

Rule 1: Don’t forget the human you are talking to

Rule 2: Follow the same behavior you would in real life

Rule 3: Know where you are in cyberspace

Rule4: Respect other people’s time and bandwidth

Rule 5: Don’t embarrass yourself online. Make yourself look good.

Rule 6: Share your expert knowledge

Rule 7: Help keep flame wars under control

Rule 8: Respect others privacy

Rule 9: Don’t abuse your power

Rule 10: Be forgiving for other peoples mistakes