Digital Citizenship

Tips

Communicating Safely

Communicating online

The fastest way to communicate with someone who isn't in person is digitally. It is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing forms of communication with websites and programs popping up every day. Along with forms of communication, online scams are also appearing every day, someone is always finding new ways to steal stuff from innocent internet users, whether its info or things of monetary value.

Digital Communication

Digital Communication refers to the electronic exchange of information. There are many different ways to communicate digitally, from cell phones and texting, to emails and IM's.

Tips:

Do. Only say to others online what you would feel comfortable sharing in person. Make sure you know the person you are talking to and that they are a valid person.

Don't. Do not open emails and fill out information its asking for if you don't know who sent it or why they need your info. Don't talk to strangers and give them what they want, such as your D.O.B or your address or SS#.

Digital Etiquette

Digital Etiquette refers to the basic rules of the internet, a persons basic rights as an internet user. This means treating a person how you want to be treated and showing courtesy and respect to others on the internet.

Tips:

Do. Treat others with respect and treat them how you want them to treat you. Be a positive internet user.

Don't. Don't try scamming anyone. Don't hack into another computer or download anything illegally. When writing in a chat, don't use foul language and don't plagiarize someone else's work.

Digital Security

Digital security is staying safe on the internet with things like passwords and not giving out your account information to anyone. Passwords and usernames should stay secret unless usernames are shown.

Tips:

Do. Only talk to others who you know or have been verified as a legitimate person to talk to. Talk on secure sites and programs like Skype or Facebook.

Don't. Don't give out any information over text chat such as passwords or security question answers, hackers can intercept messages and take the info. Don't reply to suspicious or unknown emails asking for passwords or credit card numbers, many of them are fake or scams.

Work Cited

"Nine Elements." Digitalcitizenship. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 May 2015.

"Digital Etiquette." Digital Etiquette. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 May 2015.