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  • Digital Citizenship

  • What is a Digital Citizen?Digital Citizens are people who use technology often and appropriately. Digital Citizens abide by the laws linked to technology.

  • What do I need to know?Netiquette On Social Media SitesCopyright and Fair UsePlagiarismSafety On the InternetSafety On Your Computer

  • Netiquette On Social Media Sites

  • What is Netiquette?Netiquette is the appropriate use of conversation and dialogue when posting on the Internet or other computer networks.

  • What NOT to do:Do not put personal information in e-mail or social networksanyone can see it.Do not send large attachments over an email.Do not use all capital letters when writing. You do not have control on how you sound on the other side.Do not be rude when stating a point.

  • What TO do:Do sign your e-mail messages.Do carefully choose your words before sending messages.Do check to see if attachments downloaded correctly and always grammar check!

  • Copyright and Fair Use

  • What is Copyright and Fair Use?Copyright: having the right to copy music, literature, art, etc; The author has a legal copyright in effect until fifty years after their death.

    Fair Use: the freedom the society holds to use parts of copyrighted materials for research, news, etc. If fair use of a material is acted upon, the author must be correctly cited.

  • Differences??Copyright

    - Protection that an author or creator has on his work. This protection is a legal document that prohibits the replication of the authors work. Fair Use

    - Fair Use guidelines allow society to use part of a copyrighted material without the authors permission. This material must me cited correctly.

  • Plagiarism

  • What is Plagiarism?Plagiarism is the act of copying an authors work and not giving them credit.

  • How to avoid plagiarism:Always use quotations when using exact wording from an authors work.Always paraphrase the text you are taking information from. Always look over your paraphrase and make sure you have not just replaced words.

  • Recognizing PlagiarismIs the students work a replica of how the student speaks normally?Was the assignment completed thoroughly?

    If plagiarism is suspected, teachers can use online tools to compare a students work to an already completed paper published online.

  • Internet Safety

  • Identity TheftIdentity Theft: the use of someones information without their consent to borrow or spend money.

    How to prevent?Limit the use of credit/debit cards online. Make sure the site is secure and your information is not saved.

  • Reputation ManagementReputation Management: the act of monitoring and updating current information on blogs, websites and networking media.

  • PasswordsPasswords: word or code that is a personal right of entry to a given website or media source.

    How to choose a password:Use a word or code that is personal and that few would have access to.Adding symbols and numbers can make a password discrete.

  • Cyber Bullying/StalkingCyber Bullying/Stalking: picking on someone, giving harsh comments or commands.

    How to prevent?Do not give in to the abuse. If threats are made, contact police or online monitor.

  • Computer Safety

  • What to look for:Viruses: program that copies and spreads itself. Can happen through email.

    Phishing: the act of predators bribing internet users to give personal information such as: credit card information, passwords, and usernames.

    Trojans: a program that is stored on computers that can remove personal information and send through the internet.

    Worms: software that passes freely through computers often leaving them damaged.

  • Preventing the bad stuffInstall an anti-virus program the routinely checks your computer for harmful applications.

    Do not open email, messages, or web pages that are not trusted.

  • Work CitedRiddle,M. (2012). Digital Citizenship. Retrieved from Gedeborg, S. (2009). Netiquette For Students on the Internet. Retrieved from Leland Stanford Junior University. (2010) Fair Use. Retrieved from Nemours Foundation. (2012). Cyberbullying. Retrieved from

  • Works Cited Cont.All Definitions came from: Online Dictionary: Dictionary.comGraphics:Education News. (2012). Digital Citizenship. Retrieved from Denis, S. (2010). A Modern Copyright. Retrieved from Meyer, J. (2004). Citations, Citations. Wikipedia. Retrieved from