Digital Etiquette

Examples of inappropriate behaviour digital conduct:
  • angry, aggressive communication verbal of written
  • A statement about self-harm or being suicidal
  • A statement about sex  or harassment
Digital etiquette, or netiquette as its sometimes called, is a basic set of rules you should follow in order to make the internet better for others, and better for you. 
Inappropriate behaviour is the least offensive of the disruptive behaviours and is often seen as the way a person “broadcasts” him or herself

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March 10, 2014 | Karen Kaplan
Victims of bullying were more than twice as likely as other kids to contemplate suicide and about 2.5 times as likely to try to kill themselves, according to a new study that quantifies the emotional effects of being teased, harassed, beaten up or otherwise harmed by one’s peers. Children and teens who were taunted by cyber bullies were especially vulnerable — they were about three times as likely than other kids to have suicidal thoughts, the study found. The findings, published on-line Monday by the journal JAMA Paediatrics, puts the lie to the old adage about sticks and stones.
If people are still unsure of what bad behaviour looks like online, the Army clarified it for them in an “All Army Activities” message. Online misconduct, it says, is “the use of electronic communication to inflict harm. Examples include, but are not limited to: harassment, bullying, hazing, stalking, discrimination, retaliation, or any other types of misconduct that undermine dignity and respect.” Photo by Todd Lopez.


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