The following list provides students with guidelines, principles, and regulations that teach them how to conduct themselves safely within my computer lab and in the online setting.
COMPUTER LAB RULES
The following acrostic list was created by Jennifer Wagner, technology coordinator at Crossroads Christian School in Corona, California.
Come to class with clean hands.
Operate only YOUR equipment properly.
Push your chair in when you are done.
Use your inside voice.
Take care of your computer station and leave it the way you would like to find it.
Eat and drink outside the computer lab.
Raise your hand if you need help.
Listen to the teacher's directions carefully.
Always work toward your best, not your neighbors' best.
Be sure to stay on task at hand.
ONLINE SAFETY RULES
Common Sense Media's "Rules of the Road"
This set of rules is from Common Sense Media, an organization that provides online safety information and education to children and families. The rules were created to guide students in safe online use.
1. Guard your privacy. What people know about you is up to you.
2. Protect your reputation. Self-reflect before you self-reveal. What’s funny or edgy today could cost you tomorrow.
3. Nothing is private online. Anything you say or do can be copied, pasted, and sent to gazillions of people without your permission.
4. Assume everyone is watching. There’s a huge, vast audience out there. If someone is your friend’s friend, they can see everything.
5. Apply the Golden Rule. If you don’t want it done to you, don’t do it to someone else.
6. Choose wisely. Not all content is appropriate. You know what we mean.
7. Don't hide. Using anonymity to cloak your actions doesn’t turn you into a trustworthy, responsible human being.
8. Think about what you see. Just because it’s online doesn’t make it true.
9. Be smart, be safe. Not everyone is who they say they are. But you know that.