Digital Citizenship Project

Nick D., Period 4

Digital Citizenship: What is it? Why is it important?

Digital Citizenship is all about everything online that can help you from getting in trouble to knowing how you should share things and how you should learn online. For example if you are looking up something about history and you need to write about it you should never "Plagiarize" if you do nothing about that answer will go well with anyone you gave it to or you just may get into major trouble. Now if you were online and you were about to get in you were mad at someone and they wanted to do something wrong like a fight which can get you in trouble Digital citizenship explains that people say things online that they would never do in real life. So you should never try to say something back that is mean. If you choose to do that it will just lead to bad things or you have the decision to copy it send it to the website or just print it and have your parents help you. Lastly if your were online and you had a party you wanted to share with your friends but you wanted many people to be there than you shouldn't just post it on a public app or website if you choose to do that there are people out there that would love to know where a kid lives. That may seem a little creepy but there are people. So you should just start a group message to send to all your friends so no one else hears about it.

Rule # 1: Digital Etiquette

Digital etiquettes main rule is about being kind on the web. Many things bad can happen to people as well if you do something that is not kind.

Rule #2: Information Privacy

Never share information online with a website you are not positive about or else many bad things can happen

Rule #3: Social Networking

Social Networking makes it possible for you to chat with your friends if you need help with anything or any occasion is going on but you should never use it to talk to strangers.

Rule #4: Online Safety

The main rule for Online Safety is to never give your identity to anyone don't give them anything close to your name age or area you live in.

Rule #5: CyberBullying

If someone is ever bullying you online you should never do anything back to try to hurt there feelings you should save the text they sent to you and send it to the website or you should print it and show it to your parents to prevent from happening again.

Rule #6: Plagiarism

If you are ever doing anything were you need an answer to something you can go online to see what people have said about but you should never copy down what they said about (plagiarism) But if you think what they wrote is something that it explains it very well you can paraphrase that answer or you can just put quotations at the beginning and end of the answer.

Rule #7: Copyright

The main rule for copyright is if you are going to use something from someone else which they created you should make sure you are able to sometimes you can use something someone created without there creation which is called fair use.