Netiquette know how


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Netiquette know how

  2. 2. The Internet The Internet is so huge that it is important that we know some rules and guidelines that will help us enjoy the time we spend exploring. The Internet is also very real. It sometimes seems that we are alone as we sit in front of the computer screen. However, we must remember that there is a person on the other end. We need to use our best manners or etiquette when on the computer. The term for this is “Netiquette”.
  3. 3. SAFE SURFING Here are some important safety rules to remember as you surf online.  What are they saying? It is hard to know what someone is saying on the computer. They can’t hear your voice or see you to understand the meaning of what they are reading. You may not have meant to be rude but it comes across that way. To help out, use visual clues.  Remember the Golden Rule. Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you. The person on the other end of the computer has feelings just like you.
  4. 4. SAFE SURFING o Respect the rights of others. Everyone has rights on the Internet just as they do in the real world. If someone is bullying you in day to day life you tell a parent or an adult. It is the same with the Internet. If someone is bullying you with emails that make you feel uncomfortable you must tell an adult right away! o Don’t flame. A flame war is when people try to hurt each other with emails. It is not right and it is rude to send offensive emails. These can get out of hand and start a flame war. If someone flames you. Do not even respond. Let your parents or and adult know. Being involved in a flame war can get you into trouble on the Internet.
  5. 5. SAFE SURFING o Obey the rules. When you are on the Internet, you must follow the same rules that you do in your everyday life. If it is against the law in the real world, it is against the law on the Internet. oBe responsible. You are responsible for the things you say and do while you sit in front of your computer. Do not spread rumors, take things that are not yours, or hurt others. o Respect the privacy of others and yourself. Secrets are important on the Internet. Do not give others your password, full name, addresses or interests. These things are private.
  6. 6. SAFE SURFING o Do not use ALL CAPS. If you use all caps, it makes others think you are SHOUTING! o Be brief. Time is important. Say what you need to say and then stop. There are acronyms/ abbreviations that you can use for common phrases. Check them out. oLeave a good impression. Just like your teachers tell you, spelling and grammar are important. Check for errors before you send. oTeach someone. Remember that you were once new to the Internet ,too. Take the time to show someone what you know. It will be big a help to them. Just be patient.
  7. 7. EMOTICONS  A way to show others how you are feeling on the Internet is to use smileys or emoticons. They are made up of keyboard characters. Give them a try when you send an email. :-) happy :( sad or angry :-x not saying a word :| grim/ straight faced :-o wow! ;) wink :-D laughing :’( crying :-* kiss :-# embarrassed 0:-) angel 0/ 0 high five
  8. 8. ACRONYMS When you don’t want to type too much, use these acronyms and abbreviations for common words and phrases. They are fun and catchy! ASAP- As soon as possible OTOH- On the other hand BBL- Be back later OTT- Over the top BRB- Be right back FOC- Free of charge BTW- By the way GMTA- Great minds think alike CUL- See you later IOW- In other words F2F- Face to Face J/K- Just kidding JAM- Just a minute ROTFL- Rolling on the floor laughing JAS- Just a second RUOK- Are you OK? LOL- Laughing out loud TIA- Thanks in Advance OIC- Oh, I see TTFN- Ta Ta for now
  9. 9. TEST YOUR NETIQUETTE KNOW HOW Here is a quiz to see if you can remember some of the tips that were discussed earlier. Put your mouse over the correct answer and click. Good Luck!
  10. 10. 1. What does the acronym FOC stand for? a. Frogs are cool b. Free of charge c. Free of crime
  11. 11. 2. What is netiquette? a. A game you can play on the Internet. b. One of the parts of the computer. c. The manners and behavior you show on the Internet.
  12. 12. 3. Why should you not use all caps when typing an email? a. People might think you are screaming at them. b. It doesn’t look good when you type in all caps. c. It can ruin your computer screen.
  13. 13. 4. When do you share your personal information on the Internet? a. When someone asks you for it. b. Never. c. Only when they are your friends.
  14. 14. 5. What is a flame war? a. A war fought with flaming torches. b. A fight between a girlfriend and a boyfriend. c. When angry people try to hurt each other with cruel emails.
  15. 15. 6. Why is it important to remember the Golden Rule when using the Internet? a. It helps you work the computer better. b. It is always important to remember. c. There is a real person with feelings on the other end of the computer you are using.
  16. 16. 7. What does this emoticon mean :-x ? a. I am a pirate. b. X marks the spot. c. I am not saying a word.
  17. 17. 8. What do you do if someone is bullying you on the Internet? a. Tell your parents or an adult right away. b.Just ignore it. It will stop. c. Send ugly emails right back to them
  18. 18. 9. Why should you help someone learn how to use the Internet? a. So they will stop annoying you with questions. b. It gives you warm fuzzies. c. Someone taught you.
  19. 19. 10.Whatdoes the acronym JAM stand for? a. Jam is delicious. b. Just a minute. c. Listen to some music.
  20. 20. NETIQUETTE AND INTERNET SAFETY LINKS Check out these sites that are safe and fun!
  21. 21. Have fun surfing on the Internet!