Digital Citizenship Project

Jaden K., Period 3

What is Digital Citizenship?

Digital Citizenship is the ways that you should act online. You can do this by treating people online as you would treat them in the real world. You can show that you have Digital Citizenship by only commenting nice comments on posts and not show pictures that you or a friend would not want to see online. Last, you can show this by being nice to every person that you meet online.

Why is Digital Citizenship important?

Digital Citizenship is important because it is seen by other people. Be sure to be respectful to all other people that you come across on the internet. This includes chat boxes, video games, etc. Never post any rude comments because those will be seen by friends, parents, site administrators, and others. When you do not have digital citizenship you can be denied by colleges, jobs, etc.

Rules for Online Safety

  1. Keep your identity a secret from others, such as not giving out email addresses, school, phone number, until you know what the website is about and check with an adult.
  2. Be careful when talking to strangers online such as chat boxes or instant messaging.
  3. Do not give too much info to your friends because they can use that against you.
  4. Tell an adult or parent if someone has made you feel uncomfortable online; you may block these individuals or tell the site administrators about them.
  5. Be sure to protect your passwords and do not tell them to anyone.
  6. Be nice to people on the internet such as respecting their religion, race, or gender.

Rules for Copyright

  1. Copyright is the rights that are given to an artist, photographer, author, etc.
  2. When making a song or other media, you have rights to display your work publicly, distribute your work, and make adaptations of your work.

Rules for Cyberbullying

  1. Do not fight back to a cyberbully; this will give them the thought that they have leverage over you and give them the assumption that they have more power.
  2. Tell the cyberbully if they are making you feel uncomfortable; if this does not work try any way to block them, or delete messages.
  3. Save any mail , screenshots, or messages to use as evidence.
  4. Be sure to stick up for other kids that are being cyberbullied; this will usually scare away the bully.

Rules for Plaigarism

  1. Do not use others work as your own, such as book reports, science papers, or art projects.
  2. Be sure not to copy ad paste other peoples work off of the website and use it as your own; there are machines that check for plagiarism.
  3. Plagiarism is like cheating off of someones test; you may get a zero on the assignment.
  4. When taking text off of a website or book, be sure to cite where you got the evidence.

Rules for Information Privacy

  1. Do not give away any personal information to untrustworthy websites or pop-up ads.
  2. Do not open any spam mail that appears in your email inbox, they might have malware, or even a computer virus.
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Rules for Social Networking

  1. Do not give away any inappropriate or private pictures, information, etc.
  2. Do not post anything that you would not want your parents, friends, teachers, employers, and college admission officers to see.
  3. Be careful with your profile because that is your identity.

Rules for Digital Etiquette


  1. Be respectful on what you post: Do not post rude comments or something that a friend, parents, etc, would not want to see.
  2. Check to make sure what you are posting is appropriate: Check tone, grammar, and punctuation whenever talking on a chat box or posting.
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