Digital Etiquette

5. Digital Etiquette

Digital etiquette (i.e. netiquette) are electronic standards of conduct or procedure.
"Technology users often see this area as one of the most pressing problems when dealing with Digital Citizenship. We recognize inappropriate behavior when we see it, but before people use technology they do not learn digital etiquette (i.e., appropriate conduct). Many people feel uncomfortable talking to others about their digital etiquette. Often rules and regulations are created or the technology is simply banned to stop inappropriate use. It is not enough to create rules and policy, we must teach everyone to become responsible digital citizens in this new society."


Write a clear summary of what Digital Etiquette is about and highlight the key ideas as bullet points.

Background and Examples

Investigate Digital Etiquette and write a clear summary providing relevant and actual examples from international sources.

Social and/or Ethical Impacts

Explore global social and/or ethical issues to do with Digital Etiquette and provide a balanced descriptive summary of current and future impacts.


After analysing the impact that Digital Etiquette is having socially and ethically, provide researched examples of likely solutions to the problems.

Rules to be added to Student Agreement for Digital Citizenship

Formulate clear and concise rules for the Student Agreement based on Digital Etiquette.


  1. ^ Ribble, Mike. "Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship." Digital Citizenship Using Technology Appropriately. 2007-2009. 19 Feb 2009 <>