"Netiquette" Expectations

  • Below are best practices for students at each school level on proper and responsible behavior when interacting and learning online.

    Radnor High School

    • Remember, behind every name is person
    • Respect the privacy of your classmates and what is shared in class
    • Avoid sweeping generalizations
    • Understand that we may disagree
    • Ask classmates for clarification if you find post offensive or difficult to understand
    • Be respectful of your classmates and their opinions
    • ALL CAPS indicates shouting
    • Be careful with humor and sarcasm; both can be easily misunderstood
    • Don't overuse acronyms or emojis
    • Keep in mind everything your write and everything you click is recorded on a server
    • On the Internet there are no "take backs"
    • Maintain boundaries with what you share
    • Your classroom is now your home; if at all possible, do not work in your bedroom
    • Work in a space where you can concentrate away from distractions
    • Consider how you dress
    • The same rules that apply in school apply online
    • No recording!
    • No bullying!

    Radnor Middle School

    • Behind every screen name is a person; be kind with your words and actions
    • Communicate tactfully and appropriately
    • Be mindful of how you are speaking and what you are typing
    • Please proofread and spell check
    • Respect others' point of view, thoughts and opinions
    • Respect the privacy of your classmates and instructor
    • No recordings; no screenshots; don't share others' information
    • Humor and sarcasm can be misinterpreted online
    • Be mindful of your audience
    • If you have to think about the appropriateness of the comment, don't type it
    • Expectations for learning and behavior are the same if is inside RMS
    • Establis routines and a sense of normalcy: create a workspace, take breaks, be active!
       

    Elementary Schools

    • Establish a daily routine to support your learning
    • Identify a comfortable, quiet space so can can work effectively and successfully
    • Check online communication daily
    • Complete assignment with integrity and academic honesty that demonstrates your learning
    • Communicate with your teachers regularly
    • Take breaks, go outside, and be active
    • Read a book and spend time with your family
    • Keep a journal if you can: you are living history you will share with you children and grandkids!
    • Speak with adults at home or from school if need support or help