This chapter is about how the internet is in your control and that you determine your future and it will last for years and that it is important to leave a positive impact for many years to come. No one can tell you how to be a good citizen but there are steps to help insure a better reputation online. This chapter talks about what is good and what isn't good to post online.
Favorite quote "1. The Golden Rule: Are you treating others the way that you want to be treated?" (Pg 114)
My opinion this chapter really helps with what is appropriate to post and what isn't and really helps you think that this is your future. These steps are so important and should be used on everything that you post. This is a great way to have a good reputation on the internet and insure that what you post is appropriate.
Here Are The Steps Below Of What Is Safe To Post Online
1-2. The Golden Rule treat other the way you want to be treated. Ask questions on how people might think differently of what you are posting. Do they know it is sarcasm? Do they think it is cyber bullying and harassment?
3. Laws and Polices Test ask yourself if this is against the law. Is it harassment, invasion of privacy, cyber bullying. Would you be comfortable posting it or saying it in front of or to an adult or police officer.
4. Everybody Test what is everybody is doing what you are doing? Would that change your mind? Just because everyone is doing it doesn't mean it is right. You can be doing a lot of harm then you think and you do not want to be part of that.
5. The Offline Test ask yourself if you could say this to someone's face and actually do the action? What is the equivalent of what you are saying? Would you be able to do that real world activity?
6. Real Name Test this test applies to behavior that is engage in anonymously online. How would you act if your real name was associated with what you are saying? Would you still say it?
7. Emotion Test ask yourself if you are posting this in anger, jealousy, or emotionally charged. Is who you are saying this to going to feel emotional at what you are going to post?
8. Whole World Test would you be comfortable if the whole world knew what you were saying? Family, friends, teachers. What if it was on the news would you be fine with it?
9. Get it? Test are you saying something that is hard to understand online? Is it likely to be read in a different way? If someone read it wrong would it be misinterpreted as cyber bullying or harassment?
10. Your Test reflect on what we just said and on the person you are going to say this about. Do you still want be friends? Will this change your relationship with that person?