Students must follow the six conditions of being a
good 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, and/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. I will protect passwords, accounts and resources.
- Respect Others.
I will show respect to others. I will not use electronic mediums to antagonize, 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; I will
moderate unacceptable materials and conversations, and not visit sites that are degrading, pornographic, racist or inappropriate.
- 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 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 act with
Internet Safety Resources
The following is a list of free online Internet Safety resources for parents and teachers:
- iSafe, http://www.isafe.org
- NetSmartz Workshop, http://www.netsmartz.org
- National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, http://www.ncmec.org
- Net Family News, http://www.netfamilynews.org
- National Cyber Security Alliance, http://www.staysafeonline.org
- RI Computer Crimes UnitSafety Tips for Kids, http://www.ccu.ri.gov/childsafety/justforkids.php
- Communication - Email& Spam, http://www.ccu.ri.gov/computingsafely/communicationsafety.php
- On Guard Online, http://www.onguardonline.gov/articles/0012-kids-and-socializing-online
- Chatting with Kids About Being Online, http://www.onguardonline.gov/articles/pdf-0001.pdf
- P.A.V.E Program, http://www.partnershiptoaddressviolence.com/index.htm
- Thrive.org - RI Department of Health - Section for Online Safety, http://www.thriveri.org/