Digital Citizenship Project

Taylor S. Period 5

What is digital citizenship and why should we all display it?

Digital citizenship is basically what it says in the name and a little more. It is showing courtesy while on the web and making sure you follow all the rules of the internet by treating others the way you want to be treated. It is very important to display digital citizenship while online. The reason for this is, if we all were nice and treated others the way we wanted to be treated on the internet, then there would not be conflict, and much more problems on the internet would be solved.

Rule 1: Digital Etiquette

Be Kind: Make sure to always be kind on the internet. Once you send a message, or comment out on the internet you can not get it back. Even though it was meant to be funny, the person reading it may not have known what you meant to say.

Rule 2: Information Privacy

Think before you post: Make sure you never give out any of your personal information. You never know who is receiving the information that you are putting on the internet, and what they are going to do with that information. Think before you post any information.

Rule 3: Social Networking

Be Careful: Make sure to watch what you're doing while on social networking. Only follow the people that you know, watch what pictures you post, and only talk to friends and family. You never know who could be looking at your profile if you are not safe.

Rule 4: Online safety

Stay safe: While going online you have to stay safe. Make sure to never give out any of your personal information regarding your birthday, Phone number, name, or any other private information. Also, make sure to tell your parents if you are going on a website, so they can help you out.

Rule 5: Cyber Bullying:

Watch what you say/do: Never say anything that can hurt someone's feelings. Even though it may be online, it can lead to depression, headache, nausea, and much more. If anything is said to you, try to do whatever you can to ignore it, or even better tell an adult.

Rule 6: Plagiarism

Don't copy anyone: When writing a paper, doing a report, or making a project, remember to never copy! If you write the same exact words, copy and paste, write something similar, or even get your idea from that source, you should always give credit. Not giving credit could have serious consequences!

Rule 7: Copywrite

Your Work is Yours: Once you do something such as writing a book, making a song, and much more, It is now YOURS. This means no one else can take it, but that does not mean they can't have the same ideas as you. Someone else could go and write a book that has the same idea as the song you just wrote, but they didn't copy it.