Parenting - Behaviour | 12-18 yrs

Seven Suggesions To Improve Your Child's Behaviour Online

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Online etiquette or netiquette refers to appropriate or responsible online behaviour. Children, especially teens, nowadays use the internet for a number of purposes, ranging from gaming to academics to chatting. 

However, communicating online can be quite different from face-to-face communication. Online communication consists primarily of written text and therefore lacks the facial expressions, voice modulations and body language of a face-to-face interaction. Therefore, it is important to teach children how be courteous and responsible while interacting online. It is also necessary to equip them with skills to stay safe in the cyberworld. 

From using appropriate language, to avoiding arguments to protecting sensitive data and standing up to cyber-bullying, this Clipbook offers a number of suggestions on how to develop and practice good online etiquette.

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What Is Netiquette?

"Netiquette" refers to Internet etiquette. This includes using e-mail, forums, blogs, and social networking sites and other platforms in a responsible manner and being courteous to fellow netizens...

Be Nice

While we take care to behave politely during face-to-face communication, we are ready discard etiquette during online interactions. Nasty online behaviour is increasing rapidly. Rude comments on posts and mean emails can be very hurtful...

Choose Words Carefully

Since individuals cannot see each other during online interactions, we must choose our words carefully as the message could be easily misinterpreted. Use of slang and coarse language should be avoided...

Follow Safe Chatting Practices

Free online chat rooms makes it easy for anyone to log and interact with individuals located anywhere in the world. However, such platforms also pose grave dangers to one's safety...

Avoid Entering Into Arguments

Entering into arguments online can lead to a lot of unwanted stress and a wastage of time. It is important to remember that not everybody thinks the same way and everyone is entitled to their own opinion...

Share Content Responsibly

What we post online stays there forever and could potentially have damaging effects—if not immediately, then later on. Juan Enriquez looks at the surprisingly permanent effects of digital sharing on our personal privacy...

Keep Passwords Secure

Setting weak passwords for your various online accounts increases the likelihood of hackers breaking in and stealing information. Additionally, having the same password for multiple websites makes it easier for...

Stand Up To Cyber Bullying

Cyberspace provides the ideal environment to bullies. Thy can sit in the comfort of their rooms and indulge in persecution and intimidation. So, it is important to know how to face bullying in the cyberworld...

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