- Digital Citizenship is applying the norms of appropriate responsible behavior with regard to technology use.
- Netiquette is the correct or acceptable way of communicating on the internet.
How Can You Practice Netiquette?
- Respect others and their opinions: Remember that humans users compose the internet, and we are all entitled to our opinion
- Tone down your language: Remember sarcasm does not always translate through the computer
- Consider others’ privacy: Do not repost friends posts without first asking permission
- Think before you hit send: Always check for typos and always be conscious of how others can perceive your post
- Avoid Inappropriate Material: Do not share or post material that can be deemed inappropriate
If you feel someone is not being digitally responsible, you should:
- Address the issue with the poster if you’re comfortable. If this is not an option, report it to the page administrator/webmaster
- Contact the authorities if further action is necessary.
- File a BIT Report on the OTC Cares web page, otc.edu/otccares, in order to notify the Behavioral Intervention Team of the situation