Netiquette is the correct way of communicating on the Internet. It's being etiquette while using a digital device.

It's having manners and remembering that there is always an actual person on the other side of the screen seeing

everything that you post, so always be careful!

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In her book Netiquette, Virginia Shea provides 10 Core Rules of Netiquette.

#1 ~ Remember the human.

#2 ~ Adhere to the same standards online that you would follow in real life.

#3 ~ Know where you are in cyberspace.

#4 ~ Respect other people's 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.

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1. Always be aware of what you post online. Everything you post leaves a digital footprint for all to see. Do not post anything that you

   wouldn't want your friends, parents, teachers, a college admissions director, or a future employer to see.

2. Follow the school's code of conduct when writing online. Be respectful of others. If it's inappropriate in the classroom, it's inappropriate  


3. Be safe online. Never give out personal information. Do not share your password with anyone besides your teachers and parents.

4. Do your own work! Do not use other people's intellectual property without their permission. It is a violation of copyright law to copy

    and paste other's thoughts.

5. How you represent yourself online is an extension of yourself. Do not misrepresent yourself by using someone else's identity.

6. If you run across inappropriate material that makes you feel uncomfortable, or is not respectful, tell your teacher right away.

7. Students who do not abide by these terms and conditions may lose their opportunity to take part in the project and/or access to future

    use of online tools.



Shea, V. (2004). Netiquette. Retrieved July 1, 2017, from http://www.albion/bookNetiquette

Adapted from "Social Media Guidelines for Schools". Retrieved July 1, 2017 from