Safety in English

Blogging Guidelines

To participate in our blogging community, you must follow these guidelines

Be Safe

Think about your digital privacy:

▪   Use your first name only to identify yourself.

▪   Leave off your home email, your street address, phone number, or school name.

▪   Don’t share specifics of your daily routines that involve time and location (ie where & when your soccer practice is)

▪   Do not post photos of others without their permission.

Be Respectful

Think about supporting your classmates:

▪   Be polite, friendly, and encouraging.

▪   Have some humour, but be careful with sarcasm.

▪   If you disagree, don’t be rude about it; give constructive (helpful) feedback.

Be Proud

Blogs are in a public space.

Think about presenting yourself in the best manner possible:

▪   Follow the rules of the Perfect Paragraph.

Español: ¿Cómo escribir un buen párrafo?

English: How to write a good paragraph?

▪   Write in academic language, not text-speak or slang.

▪   Don’t post anything about yourself you wouldn’t want broadcast on the evening news around the world.

▪   Support your point of view with specific examples and information from reliable resources.

▪   Give credit to your sources of information.

▪   Use Creative Commons licensed images and media.

Thank you to the following blogs, whose guidelines helped us shape our expectations:

▪   Mr. Pfluger’s Discussions Corner

▪   Biology in Action

▪   Our Space – Year 6 Online in 2009

Do you have any suggestions for additional expectations?  Please add them in the comments.

Photo Credits:

Photo of Toledo  by Colin Angus McKay used under CC BY-SA 1.0 License

Photo of Chichen Itza by Lmbuga used under CC BY-SA 3.0

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