Digital Citizenship Project

Sophia R P.5

What is digital citizenship?

Digital citizenship is the netiquette you need to be a good person on the internet. It may not seem like a big deal if you post something mean or you don't cite yourself on the internet. But, anything you post or say can affect what happens in your life.


Digital citizenship can help make the internet a safer and better place. If you post nice comments or say nice things that is having digital citizenship.

Rule #1: Be Kind

Don't do something you wouldn't in real life. If your a nice person in real life but a jerk on the internet, then it might affect you in real life someday. So if you post something bad or mean you can't take it back so pause before you post.

Rule #2: Think Before Giving Personal Information

You never know if your being scammed or not with a pop up add saying you won something. So before giving your personal information to a website make sure to look at the terms and agreement page and to ask a parent if it looks like a good site to use.

Rule #3: Stay Aware on Your Account for social networking

Only post pictures that you want parents, friends, co-workers, and others to see. Online the profile that you have is your identity so you want to make it good for other people to see. If anyone you don't know tries to friend or chat with you, ignore them because they might not be who they say they are.

Rule #4: Use Common Sense

You wouldn't give a random stranger your name and number just because they ask you to. So keep your identity a secret. When making a profile don't make your username anything that reveals your gender, your location, or your gender. Also ask your parents if it is ok to give your information to a sight.

Rule #5: Help People if they are getting cyberbullied

Cyberbullies are just people who want a reaction from you. If someone you know is on a website and they are getting cyberbullied, help them. Say something to the bully to make them back off but not make them angry.

Rule #6: Always cite your source

You may find a wonderful place of information online, in a book, or somewhere else, but if you take information right out of the source you have to show where you got it from. If you don't it basically counts as stealing someone else's work. If you copied it word for word you need to put quotations around it (") and say according to the source you got it from.

Rule #7: Never Take Someone's creative work withour permisson from them

Anything a person has made or written is copyrighted. Books, movies, music, music videos, and more are copyrighted. So if you want to use their creation you need to ask the creator for permission to use it, or maybe you can use it, but cite the creator and where you got it from properly.