Internet Etiquette

By: Cagney, Abby, Josiah, and Andrew

Netiquette Definition

The correct or acceptable way of communicating on the Internet.

Rules of Netiquette

Treat others the way you want to be treated. Remember there is a human on the other side. Take care of yourself. Respect other people's time and bandwidth. Don't abuse your power, and help keep flame wars under control.


Statistics and Facts of Netiquette

Statistics: About 40% of teenagers have never heard of netiquette. About 90% of students have been offended by a post or email. 60% of teenagers have learned a bit about netiquette.


  • Tell your parents or another adult if you feel uncomfortable, sad or scared about anything you have seen online.
  • Make sure you follow ‘netiquette’. Understand what is acceptable to do and say and what isn’t. For example, if you type a message to someone in UPPER CASE they may think you are shouting at them.


Shorthand for Internet etiquette, netiquette was the key to civility on Internet newsgroups, e-mail, listservs, chat rooms, and other Internet communications. Like etiquette, there was no official enforcement of netiquette; rather, Internet users were generally expected to abide by these basic rules—and were likely to be castigated by fellow users if they deviated from them. Typing in all capital letters, for instance, was considered akin to "shouting" on the Internet, and was as discouraged on the Internet as yelling was in daily conversation. Informal language, humor, and sarcasm, according to the rules of netiquette, were best left for messages between those who know each other very well, since the spin a writer may have intended to apply may not be the one the reader derives.
Discussion Board Netiquette