Digital Citizenship Project

Jeniscia J., Period 3

What is Digital Citizenship?

Digital Citizenship is when your being nice and showing manners on the internet. It is the way you act to other people online. If you don't show digital citizenship then that means you are being rude to someone else and hurting their feelings. Put yourself in their shoes. Be kind on the internet and don't be mean because it's not nice.

Why is it necessary for everyone display to positive Digital Citizenship?

It is necessary because if your rude and not kind to other people on the internet, then you make the world a rude place online. We want to make the world a better place so don't make it worse. Starting arguments for no reason makes no sense and your just being a troll. Be nice to one another on the internet and don't be that person everyone doesn't like. Your messing with people's emotions and making them feel bad which isn't good. If you don't show Digital Citizenship, then you're being a cyber-bully. So, remember to be kind online and don't be a bully.

What are the rules you need to know for Digital Citizenship?

  1. Digital Etiquette: Treat others the way you would like to be treated. Don't be a bully. Starting trollwars for no reason isn't really a great thing to do. Being mean on the internet could cause problems for you in the future.
  2. Information Privacy: Don't click on random adds that look like fun, but they really aren't they will send spam messages to you email account. The fake add will also ask you for your personal information like your name, address, phone number, etc. The emails could also give you viruses onto your computer. So, be safe and leave those adds alone.
  3. Social Networking: Keep your personal information to yourself and other people that you know (f you want your friends to know). If your chatting with your friends or family on websites (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), and someone you don't know tries to chat with you, ignore them. Be safe when your are texting your friends or family.
  4. Online Safety: Don't share your passwords with random strangers that you don't know. People at your school can also ask for your username on a certain site (and those people aren't even your friends) just to cyber-bully you. Always think about online safety whenever you make an account on a new site and someone asks you for your information, don't tell them unless you want them to know.
  5. Cyber-Bullying: If someone starts to cyber-bully you, just ignore them. Don't send a text back because all they want is a reaction out of you. Don't give them power to be mean to you on the internet. Block the user if they're hurting your feelings on the internet. Remember to always be nice to everyone and don't become a cyber-bully.
  6. Plagiarism: Whenever you copy artwork, a text, a paper you are being involved in plagiarism. Plagiarism can be illegal because your copying work that is not yours and getting credit for it in school, at work or somewhere else. If your just coloring or drawing something and not turning it in for a grade, then that is a different story. So remember to put certain things that you want in your paper or report in your own words.
  7. Copyright: If you want to use somebody elses work, you would have to ask for their permission. If you don't ask first then you are using someone elses work and that means that you are copyrighting. If you don't want to get in trouble for copyrighting, just make something of your own instead.


So that was smore on Digital Citizenship and I hope you learned something from it. If you want to learn more watch the video below. Its fun to listen to and it also teaches you great thing about being nice on the internet.
Oversharing - Digital Citizenship