Consider your privacy1. Only post things that you would wanteveryone (in school, at home, in othercountries) to know.Ask yourself: Is this something I wanteveryone to see? Is there anything in my postthat should be private?2. Do not share personal information.Ask yourself: Could someone find where I livebased on this information?
Think first3. Think before you post.Ask yourself: What couldbe the consequences ofthis post? Is anyoneharmed in any way by thispost?
Consider your Audience4. Know you are communicating withpeople all over the world.Ask yourself: Who is going to look atthis, and how will they interpret mywords.5. Consider your audience and thatyou’re representing Orewa College.Ask yourself: Do I have a goodreason/purpose to write this?
Be positive6. Know how to give constructivefeedback.Ask yourself: What will I cause bywriting this comment? Is mycomment helpful, or just criticism?7. Treat other people the way youwant to be treated.Ask yourself: Would I wantsomeone to say this to me?
Look smart8. Use appropriate language and proper grammar andspelling. note: style for blogging is more familiar,conversational, narrative, etc.; less formal than academicwriting, but you should still use good diction and grammar.Ask yourself: Would I want this post to be graded for grammarand spelling?
Integrity is essential9. Only post information that you can verify is true (nogossiping).Ask yourself: Is this inappropriate, immature or bullying?10. Anytime you use media from another source, properlycite the creator of the original work.Ask yourself: Who is the original creator of this work? Canmy reader tell who should get credit?