Being a Good Digital Citizen
*BE POSITIVE ONLINE*
When you go to post online, think before you put something negative out there about someone. Many people find it easier to be negative
because they are online. Take the time to be positive to other people and have good interactions.
REMEMBER - There is always another face on the other side of that screen.
Liking, Sharing, Retweeting, etc. even if you didn't write it, can feel just as bad as the original post!
*SHARE IDEAS AND MATERIALS CORRECTLY ONLINE*
When you are online it is very easy to copy words or content that you find. However you must give credit where you get this information.
This information (words, pictures, videos, etc.) is not yours to take credit for. Teachers are teaching to not copy straight from books. This also applies online.
It can be easy to do, but the consequences are the same. Credit the work that you find.
Also get music and videos from legitimate sites. They have paid licensing for that content. Using other sites to download music and videos for free can be done at your own risk.
This website talks about citing work that you find online.
*PUTTING SOMETHING ONLINE IS PERMANENT*
When you send a text, post a status, tweet, picture, snap, etc., you need to realize that all of these can be saved on other people's devices.
If you delete them, that information still stays with the other person. Make sure you are sharing something you wouldn't mind if everyone saw.
This applies, EVEN IF YOU THINK YOU ARE ONLY SHARING WITH ONE OR TWO PEOPLE.
Always think about what you post and act as if everyone could see what you send.
*PASSWORDS ARE PRIVATE*
Passwords should not be shared with others. You don't want others to have access to your accounts.
You should also have secure passwords that are not easily guessed by others.
Use lower and upper-case letters, numbers and special characters (*&$@#).
(Parents/Guardians, or a teacher you are working with, should be the only ones that you could share your password with)