As we continue with our learning, we really need to make sure we do everything we can to keep relationships safe and healthy when online.
A great way to think about that is with the idea of Netiquette. Here is our list of expectations for students when online learning:
It’s harder when online to know what others are thinking and how they are feeling. So remember to assume our peers (and teachers) have positive intentions and give them the benefit of the doubt.
Many of us are understandably anxious and a bit worried at the moment. Reach out to your friends. Reach out to those students who aren’t your friends and say hi.
Apply the same standards you have in real life to your online community. Treat people how you want to be treated.
Online learning is not easy for everyone. Share your knowledge share your skills. The more you connect, the more you will learn. The more you will cope with the current isolation.
This is a long list but important. Only go to websites you trust. Only speak to people you know. Only say words you are happy to be out there. Only post images that are appropriate. Remember that everything you do online lasts forever.
BE APPROPRIATELY DRESSED
This seems obvious, but maybe not when you are comfortable in your home. In online meetings and classes with friends, teachers, whoever, always be appropriately dressed even if the camera is off because accidents happen.
One thing is certain amongst all this uncertainty: If we keep communicating with each other, keep supporting each other, then we will be stronger as individuals, as families, as a community.