Digital Citizenship Project

Makayla C. P. 2

Rule #1 Digital Etiquette

Etiquette: Having etiquette is treating other people online with manners and respect.

Rule #2 Informational Privacy

Don't give out your E-mail, phone number, address etc.: You never know who is receiving your personal information. It can also lead to spam and other links that can lead to virus.

Rule #3 Social Networking

Privacy: You should always turn on the privacy setting when you are sending personal information to friends/family. For example, a Birthday invitation.

Rule #4 Online Safety

Online strangers: Be careful of what you put out there about yourself. Their are adults out there that trick kids into giving out there true identity.

Rule #5 Cyber Bullying

Never fight back to a cyber bully: They just want to get a reaction out of you so they know they made you feel bad.

Rule #6 Plagiarism

don't copy something from a book or website: If you need to do a book report on something, it's fine to get information from a book, you just have to put the information in your own words.

Rule #7 Copy Right

don't copy something without permission: You need to have the permission of the owner or the court of law.

What is Digital Citizenship?

Digital citizenship is manners when you are online. It can also mean being kind to one another, or being honest. When I say "honest" I mean to not copy someones images or text, this is also called plagiarism or copy write. Instead, you should always give the author credit, or put the information in your own words. Digital citizenship is also being kind on the internet when you are involved in social networking. And also don't cyber bully, if someone is bullying, you should block them or tell an adult. Lastly, I have online safety, and information privacy. If you don't know someone, you shouldn't give out your private information, even if they ask. You never know who is trying to trick you into giving out your information. That is all I know about digital citizenship.

What is it Necessary for Everyone to Understand and Display Positive Digital Citizenship Practices?

It is most necessary for people to understand positive citizenship when it comes to being kind. Everyone should at least try to be kind online. If you can't say anything nice, you shouldn't say anything at all! That rule now falls in the place of "think before you post." I try to follow that rule, but it gets kind of hard to do that when people make you mad. So what I do is turn my phone off and then respond later when I feel better. In my opinion, I feel like everyone should try that. That is what I think is necessary for everyone to understand when it comes to positive digital citizenship practices.