Your students are on the Internet. Help them use it appropriately with these 15 Netiquette Rules.
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15 Netiquette Rules for Students
- See if your question has already been asked, before asking. It only takes a moment to scan the conversation.
- Post information and links that are relevant to the discussion.
- Remember, when you type in all capital letters, it looks like you’re screaming at the audience.
- Refrain from anger and sarcasm.
- Remember that courtesy counts.
- Respect all opinions, even if you disagree with them.
- There’s no room for guesswork when interacting online. Netiquette calls for accuracy, so check your sources.
- Summarize responses from peers to your website, blog or another social network. This is always good netiquette.
- Keep your posts brief. Online chat should not be a dissertation.
- Never vilify your peers’ responses.
- Don’t plagiarize. If you reference something in the conversation, cite your sources.
- Conduct proper research, instead of relying on others to answer factual questions you can easily locate with a Google search.
- No parrots allowed on the Internet. If someone already answered a question, you needn’t answer it again.
- Forgive mistakes in netiquette. No one is perfect.
- Remember proper mechanics. Check your spelling and grammar before posting. People like good prose, even on the Internet.
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