It’s important to be kind and polite to others with whom you communicate on the internet – be considerate to fellow internet users. Take some time to think about how your behaviour will affect them.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget that the other person you are chatting to online, playing a game with, or sending posts to on his/her profile, is a real person. It’s easier to say and do things online that you might not do in “real life”. This may hurt that person’s feelings or make him/her feel unsafe or embarrassed. It’s important to be kind and polite to others online – and to stop and think about how your behaviour will affect them. Remember the golden rule – do to others as you would want them to do to you!
Good online manners
- Do not say anything that you will not be willing to say to a person face to face.
- Do not hurt someone’s feelings.
- Do not use rude language.
- Do not “flame” – thus do not aggravate a situation online.
- Check your spelling.
- Be clear what your subject is about.
- Do not type in uppercase, because then it means you are shouting.
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