What is Netiquette?
Netiquette is refered to as proper internet etiquette. The dictionary.com defintion is the correct or acceptable way of communicating on the Internet. It is important for people to understand proper internet interaction rules. This is something that can be very important in school system with because of hte high rates or cyberbullying that has been taken place.
10 Rules of Netiquette
1. Remember the Human.
2.Adhere to the same standards of behavior online that you follow in real life.
3. Know where you are in cyberspace.
4.Respect ither peoples time and bandwidth.
5. Make yourself look good online.
6.Share expert Knowledge
7.Help keep flame wars under control.
8.Respect other people's privacy
9.Don't abuse your power.
10. Be forgiving of other people's mistakes.
Internet safety is a very important topic, parent and educators both work really hard to make sure kids are safe while using the internet. Children should very careful when uisng social media sites. They should never give out their peronsal information without their parents permission. They should also watch where they turn their location on or tag locations when using social media. Their screen name should not include anythong personal. They should make sure to only share passwords with their parents or other guradians. In the educational setting they should share their password with the teacher. When student post pictures and videos online they should have their parents permisssion. Cyberbullying is illegal and not very good netiquette. Student should not send or repond to mean or insulting messages. They should also always have the permession of their friends before sharing that friends information or pictures. Parent can take control ot the parentlal control function on ther childrens devices. This limits the websites that kids can use.
Internet Safety Laws
- The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) enacted in April 2000 shelters the personal information of adolescents under age 13 in chat rooms, on bulletin boards, in instant messaging, and from web operators. (COPPA & CIPA, n.d)
- The Children’s Internet Protection Act of 2000 (CIPA) obligates public schools and libraries to use portion of federal funds they receive to filter the Internet access. (COPPA & CIPA, n.d)