What is Netiquette?
Netiquette represents the importance of proper manners and behavior online. Netiquette is the set of professional and social etiquettes that are practiced and advocated in electronic communication over any computer network. Common guidelines include being courteous, precise, and advoiding cyber-bullying.
Netiquette is etiquette on the interner. Since the internet changes rapidly, its netiquette does too, but it's still usually based on the Golden Rule. The need for a sense of netiquette arises mostly when sending or disturbing emails posting on social media, or direct messaging. The most important thing people should remember when using these features on the internet is, think before they create an initail thread or respond to someone esle thread. Preliminary obversation would be helpful.
The effects of netiquette depend on where you use it. If you are using netiquette at work, you are safely maintaining your business relationships. If you are applying netiquette when talking to friends or acquaintances, you are being courteous enough to proofread your words. Always use your manners!
People should be mindful and take in consideration that Netiquette involves careful word placement and expression, as well as the "nonverbal" language of the internet. Emoticons/Emoji are often used to express nonverbal communication where it does not exist. Emoticons/Emoji usually follow a sentence to express emotion.
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Social Networking and Cyberbullying Policies
Each social media platform offers something different for its consumers, with each platform reaching different type of audiances. It is important to keep the same tone between various platforms, while utilizing each platform's features to enhance your messages(s).
A social media policy outlines how an organization and its employees should conduct themselves online. People should also make note that this applies to them whether they are at work, home or in public. This helps safeguard the brand’s reputation, in which you as a consumer represent, while also encouraging individuals to responsibly share the company’s message.The goal here is to provide individuals with straight forward guidelines that are easy to follow.
Top Twelve Rules of Social Media
2. Use a different profile or account for your personal connections. Business and pleasure do not mix in this medium.
3. Create a section on your main profile detailing who you are seeking to befriend and ask that visitors abide by that information. Everyone need not apply.
4. Offer information of value. Don't talk just about yourself and your company.
5. Don't approach strangers and ask them to be friends with you just so you can then try to sell them on your products or services. You will quickly lose credibility and your so-called friends.
6. Pick a screen name that represents you and your company well. Don't call yourself 'Loser1' unless you want to be known by that name.
7. Don't send out requests for birthdays, invitations to play games or other timewasters for those using the site.
8. Don't put anything on the Internet that you don't want your future boss, current client or potential clients to read.
9. Check out the people who want to follow you or be your friend. Your mother was right when she said that people will judge you by the company you keep.
10. If someone does not want to be your friend, accept their decision gracefully. They have the right to make that choice and you have to accept it.
11. Never post when you're overly-tired, jet lagged, intoxicated, angry or upset.
12. Compose your posts, updates or tweets in a word processing document so you can check grammar and spelling before you send them.
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What is Cyberbullying?
Cyberbullying is when a child, preteen, teen, or adult is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed, or otherwise targeted by another child or adult by the means of internet, interactive and digital technologies.
Unfortunately there isn't a federal law that specifically applies to bullying. In some cases, when bullying is based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or religion, bullying overlaps with harassment and schools are legally obligated to address it.
CyberBullying can threaten students’ physical and emotional safety at school and can adversely impact their ability to learn. The best way to address Cyberbullying is to stop it before it starts. There are a number of things school staff can do to make schools safer and prevent Cyberbullying.Training school staff and students to prevent and address Cyberbullying can help sustain the Cyberbullying prevention efforts over time.
Video Training for Cyberbullying and Bullying
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