Netiquette for Blogging

The objective of this site is for 2nd graders to learn about netiquette and apply it when they blog on a class blog or an individual blog.

What is Netiquette?

Netiquette means having manners while you are online, just like you have manners when you are at the dinner table or when you need to say please or thank you. There are certain rules that you should follow when you are blogging on our classroom blog or someone personal blog.

Read Then Reply to the Post

You need to read the post. Then you will need to think about how you will reply to the post. Your reply needs to be about the post. If the post is asking you a quetion, you need to give an answer that relates back to the post.

Use Only Positive Words

If you don't have something nice to say, then don't say it is the same as netiquette online. If you don't have something nice to type, then don't type it. People can not see your face when you are typing and it's hard to telling teasing from not teasing on a blog.

Ask Questions to Engage Readers

When you are posting or replying on a blog, it's nice to keep the conversation going and you can do that by asking questions. Then you can find out more information about the topic or about the individual person. This is a way to gain more information.

Check for Understanding

After you finish replying to a post, you will need to reread what you wrote to make sure that people understand what you are saying and it makes sense. If it doesn't make sense to you, it won't make sense to the reader.

Proofread Before You Submit

Capitals, puncuation and spelling are very important when blogging. These rules that we learn in writing are the same rules when typing on the internet.