Saturday, July 12, 2014

Netiquette For Kids - Core and Advanced Princples - Via Netiquette IQ





         The premiere consideration when children and young people access the Internet, email, texting, or Twitter is safety. In order to maximize this, it is critical to educate and provide a list and processes for young users. These rules offer a good comprehensive starting point to provide for young people that considers their point of view:

1.   Never use communicative technology when biking, driving, crossing busy streets, or in hazardous situations.

2.   Always ask your parents’ permission before using your full name, address, telephone number, or school name anywhere on the Internet.

3.   Always tell your parents or guardian if you see something online that you know is wrong or that makes you feel uncomfortable.

4.   Don’t respond to messages that make you feel uncomfortable or uneasy.

5.   Never give out a credit card number or password online.

6.   Never send out your picture without your parents’ permission.

7.   Be careful when someone offers you something, such as gifts or money, for nothing.

8.   Don’t ever accept a gift or an offer that involves having someone visit your house.

9.   Never arrange to meet someone in person whom you’ve met online, unless you discuss it with your parents and an adult goes with you.

10.    Talk to your parents to set up rules for going online. Decide with them the best time of day to be online, the length of time to be online, and appropriate areas to visit.

11.  Get to know your “online friends” just as you get to know all of your other friends. Be sure that you are dealing with someone whom you and your parents know and trust before giving out any personal information about yourself via email.

12.  Be respectful.

13.  Avoid electronic bullying.

14.  Do not open attachments from senders you do not know.

15.  Do not deploy spyware or any other malicious or compromising programs or software.

16.  Do not use other people’s email accounts.

17.  Report email abuses.

18.  Educate your friends when you see they do not follow these guidelines.

19.  Minimize webspeak , i.e., short words, emoticons or slang

20.  Do not use foul  language (i.e., no swearing).

21.  Do not criticize people who might read your message later. Any mail can be forwarded or inadvertently sent.

22.  Remember: whatever you write will be stored somewhere forever.

23.  Avoid “flaming” or insulting someone .

24.  Tell others to stop when they use foul language.

25.  log off immediately when done.

Do not be afraid to ask a trusted adult for guidance.

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