Appropriate Online Behavior for Students -- Netiquette

Netiquette or "network etiquette" defines the proper and improper rules for online communication. It is important that students have a good understanding of what good manners look like online. Teachers need to help educate students on netiquette which covers email, chat rooms, discussions boards/groups


Netiquette for Students:
Primary Grades
Post-Primary Grades
Netiquette Guidelines for Online Students
Netiquette: a handy guidefor online students.
CyberSmarthas created some online lesson plans and student activity sheets for manners and cybercitizenship.
Email Etiquette 101
Chat Room Etiquette
Course Chat and Message Board Netiquette



Here are the Core Rules of Netiquette from the book "Netiquette" by Virginia Shea.
Rule 1: Remember the human
Rule 2: Adhere to same standards of behavior online that you follow in real life
Rule 3: Know where you are in cyberspace
Rule 4: Respect other people's time and bandwidth
Rule 5: Make yourself look good online
Rule 6: Share expert knowledge
Rule 7: Help keep flame wars under control
Rule 8: Respect other people's privacy
Rule 9: Don't abuse your power
Rule 10: Be forgiving of other people's mistakes

The Netiquette Quiz