DIGITAL ETHICS: 6. Courteous Online Behavior
The Internet has its own set of the informal rules and etiquette, called "netiquette." When you don’t know the rules, you can easily create misunderstandings and unintentionally insult others. Good netiquette helps children communicate online clearly, courteously, and more safely.
- Written for children in elementary and middle school, the Boston Public Library's Netiquette For Kids describes eight golden rules for online behavior.
- Adults can get an overview of appropriate conduct with the Ten Core Rules of Netiquette.
- Netiquette 101 for New Netizens includes guidelines for good netiquette, using emoticons and learning online acronyms, and includes links on safer chatting, instant messaging and other online activities.
Related Tools & Resources
Digital ethics is all about teaching ethical, courteous, and productive behavior while using digital media.
Students practicing digital ethics use media appropriately and respect their own and others' privacy and property.
Here are five steps to get you started.
Sites to help you learn what to look for and how to teach your students to avoid plagiarism.
Useful information and online resources about copyright .