- Only post things that you would want everyone (in school, at home, in other countries) to know about you. Ask yourself: Is this something I want everyone to see?
- Do not share personal information. Use only your first name and initial to identify yourself. Ask yourself: Could someone find me (in real life) based on this information?
- Think before you post. Ask yourself: What could be the consequences of this post?
- Know who you’re communicating with. Ask yourself: Who is going to look at this, and how are they going to interpret my words?
- Consider your audience and that you’re representing Mulgrave School. Ask yourself: Do I have a good reason/purpose to do this?
- Treat other people the way you want to be treated. Ask yourself: Would I want someone to say this to me?
- Use appropriate language and proper grammar and spelling. Ask yourself: Would I want this post to be assessed in English for style and mechanics.
- Post information that is relevant, constructive, and considerate of others. Ask yourself: Is this post appropriate, mature and purposeful? Is it potentially offensive, hurtful or discriminatory.
- Anytime you use media from another source, be sure to properly cite the creator of the original work. Ask yourself: Who is the original creator of this work? Did I acknowledge the source(s)?
As a blogger, you will be commenting on other people’s work regularly. Good comments:
- are constructive, but not hurtful;
- consider the author and the purpose of the post;
- are always related to the content of the post;
- include personal connections to what the author wrote;
- answer a question, or add meaningful information to the content topic;
- follow the writing process. Comments are a published piece of writing;
- do not include personal information (only use your first name and initial to identify yourself);
- are reflective in content and tone of a representative of Mulgrave School.