Good digital citizenship is simple! Just remember two words: ‘respect‘ and ‘protect.’ Your digital footprint matters, so make it a positive one! Be responsible when it comes to communication, online safety, and copyright and fair use.
I will be using a digital citizenship agreement from Edorigami that covers behaviors and actions that I expect from all students at all times, regardless of the specific type of web resource, social media, or technology we are using.
This Acceptable Use Agreement has six conditions or facets of being a Digital Citizen.
- Respect Yourself. I will show respect for myself through my actions.
I will select online names that are appropriate,
I will consider the information and images that I post online.
I will consider what personal information about my life, experiences, experimentation or relationships I post.
I will not be obscene.
- Protect Yourself. I will ensure that the information, images and materials I post online will not put me at risk.
I will not publish my personal details, contact details or a schedule of my activities.
I will report any attacks or inappropriate behavior directed at me and I will seek support from appropriate people or organizations.
I will protect passwords, accounts and resources.
- Respect Others. I will show respect to others.
I will not use electronic mediums to flame, bully, harass or stalk other people.
I will show respect for other people in my choice of websites,
I will not visit sites that are degrading, pornographic, racist or inappropriate.
I will not abuse my rights of access and I will not enter other people’s private spaces or areas.
- Protect Others. I will protect others by reporting abuse, not forwarding inappropriate materials or communications; and not visiting sites that are degrading, pornographic, racist or inappropriate.
I will moderate unacceptable materials and conversations, reporting conversations that are inappropriate or unacceptable.
- Respect Intellectual property. I will request permission to use resources.
I will suitably cite any and all use of websites, books, media etc.
I will acknowledge all primary and secondary sources.
I will validate information.
I will use and abide by the fair use rules.
- Protect Intellectual Property.I will request to use the software and media others produce.
I will use free and open source alternatives rather than pirating software.
I will purchase, license and register all software.
I will purchase my music and media, and refrain from distributing these in a manner that violates their licenses.
I will report vandalism and damage
I will act with integrity.
By signing this agreement, I undertake to always act in a manner that is respectful to myself and others, to act appropriately in a moral and ethical manner.
I, agree to follow the principles of digital citizenship outlined in this agreement and accept that failing to follow these tenets will have consequences.
Download a copy of the digital citizenship acceptable use agreement here.