Practice and encourage good digital citizenship

Whether you are sending email, participating in online discussions, or posting to social media, practicing good digital citizenship makes the online world safer and more enjoyable for yourself and others.

Do your part to support online civility and promote good digital citizenship.

  • Be responsible and respectful in self expression, and expect respect from those you interact with.
  • Treat others the way you want to be treated. Even better, treat them the way they want to be treated.
  • Respect others’ privacy, and take steps to protect your own privacy.

Some practical tips are to:

  • Use appropriate security measures, such as spam filters, anti-virus software, and secure browser settings.
  • Don’t over share online. Assume anything you share can and will be seen, and possibly shared, by others.
  • Make sure you have permission to download or reshare other people’s information or works before you do so.

Refer to the following web pages for more guidance and links to resources at the university and elsewhere to help you practice and promote good digital citizenship and protect your privacy online.

Author: Matt Martin, Information Assurance (IA)

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