Teaching Netiquette

net·i·quette/ˈnetəkit/

Noun:
The correct or acceptable way of communicating on the Internet.

This issue has come up in my classroom lately as we’re now using a site to post our daily homework. This site has a forum as well as a pager (something like an instant messenger). Recently a student sent another teacher a fairly inappropriate message through the pager (It was about how to make Duck Soup… very weird). The actin taken was to have the student apologize to the teacher. But was it enough? Should we be teaching our students netiquette? At what age do we start?

Just to get you started here are a few links that may help!

Kids Netiquette Rules

Betty’s Netiquette Quiz – A little quiz for students to take to assess their netiquette.

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