NETIQUETTE & INTERNETSAFETYINTEGRATING SOCIAL MEDIAINSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES By Kari Healy
What is Netiquette? * The etiquette guidelines that govern behavior when communicating on the Internet.(“Netiquette: Rules of Behavior on the Internet” by M.D. Roblyer) * The set of rules for behaving properly online (Netiquette by Virginia Shea)
Remember the Human http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksh erbet/4243127560/
Remember the Human Ifyou would not say it to the person’s face-do not say it on the internet. Do not hide behind the computer screen. You may not agree with other people’s opinions that you see and/or read, but that is part of education. Do explore the world of the internet and express your ideas, but always remember the real people that may be your audience. Be respectful of others.
Remember the HumanAccording to the Pew Adults 18+ Internet: • 85% are mostly kindTeens 12-17 • 5% are mostly • 69% of students unkind are mostly kind • 20% are mostly unkind
Social Media Meanness 88% of users have seen someone be cruel or mean to someone on a social media site. 26% of teen girls 12-17 are mostly unkind vs. 14% of teen boys 12-17 are mostly unkind Remember the Human!
Teens & the InternetAccording to Pew Internet: 95% of all teens ages 12-17 are now online 80% of those online teens are users of social media sites http://www.flickr.com/photos /angelaypablo/860181962/
Teens & the Internet 44% of teens have lied about their age to access a social media site.
Make Yourself Look GoodOnline When you write your comments on the internet or post pictures you no longer have control over them. Those words/pictures can come back to haunt you. Think before you click!
Why should you worry about whatyou post? Family, friends, and even teachers will check on your online presence. Thinking about college? Admission offices do check on your online information. Thinking about your future career? Employers may check. Predators are out there looking at blogs and posts!
Privacy Keep personal information private and respect other’s right to privacy. Don’t share passwords! Keep your information private and never send pictures to people you don’t know. Not everyone is really your “friend”. Know the person before you friend them. Don’t share where you live or go to school Know when it is information worth sharing vs. information to keep private.
Parents Play a Role According to the Pew Internet survey, 60% of teens stated that parents have the most influence over their online behavior. Three quick tips for Parents Learn and understand how the social networking sites work Talk about online safety and set boundaries Stay Connected. Make sure you are aware of your child’s online activity and look for any changes that might occur in your child. Ask questions and stay involved!
You control your online image-make good choices and you can’t go wrong!
Resources Common Sense Media. Web. 20 July 2012. <http://www.commonsensemedia.org/>. The Core Rules of Netiquette." The Core Rules of Netiquette. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 July 2012. <http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html>. NetzSmartz. National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, n.d. Web. 20 July 2012. <http://www.netsmartz.org/>. "Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites." Pew Internet & American Life Project. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 July 2012. <http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/Teens-and-social- media/Introduction/Introduction.aspx>.