Monday, September 04, 2006

Guidelines for Safe and Responsible Blogging

1. Please, no last names, school names or addresses. This is a class site. This is no place for personal information.

2. Do not link to your personal blog/journal from your school blog; you might reveal information on there that you don't want to reveal on your school blog. Also, only link to sites that you have evaluated and are willing to stand behind the content of the site.


3. If you want to write your opinion on a topic, make sure you are critical of the idea and not of the author.


4. Always make sure you check over your post for spelling errors, grammar errors, and your use of words.


5. Never disrespect someone else in your blog, whether it's a person, an organization, or just a general idea. You don't want someone making a stab at what you are passionate about; don't do it to someone else.


6. Don't write about other people without permission.


7. Watch your language! We're not at home, we are at school, consider this just like a class assignment you would turn in. Keep it professional looking.

8. Make sure things you write about are factual. Don't be posting about things that aren't true.

9. Keep it education-oriented. That means that you probably shouldn't discuss your plans for the weekend.

Compliments of Bud the Teacher's students and YOU!

17 comments:

RyanL5 said...

I totally agree with these guidlines...with these we can be very very safe this year!!!!:)

jonathang7 said...

I think that these are very good rules. i do have one thing to say about the internet. this new facebook thing where it lists all the actions that you make, is really rediculous. It really kind of creeps me out. it basicly lets everyone on facebook see all of your actions. i would like to see this gone.

RitaCecilW3 said...

these are really great guidlines to go by! I just hope that everyone will be able to use common sense and actually follow these for a very safe blogging year!

Leigh W. 1 said...

These are a lot of rules. But I guess I can see why we need them.

Leigh W. 1 said...

These rules rock. Rock a lot. Maybe too much

MattO3 said...

These rules sound appropriate for keeping us safe on the blog and on the internet in general. There are so many predators and hackers out there that it is very important to stay safe on the internet.

davids3 said...

I think that these rules are perfect for the Blogger. These rules will keep students as well as Mrs. Caldwell from getting into trouble. I think the new facebook is terrible...it should go back to the old facebook.

MillerL.3 said...

I agree with all of those guidelines, and i think that it will keep people from doing anything to drastic on the internet if these rules are followed.

thomasg3 said...

I think that these rules are perfect for safe and responsible blogging. They not only protect the one doing the blog, but also protects the reader from anything they wouldn't want to see. Another thing is that it stops anyone putting an embarassing or insulting thing in a blog that might offend or hurt someone. Finally it's great becuase there is no need for vulgar language on something that cna be read by everyone. All in all very comprehensive rules and should a default for anyone.

FrannieC5 said...

These rules are good rules to follow. You do not want to be staulked or anythning like that. I agree with these rules.

Jason R. 1 said...

I feel safe now that we have established a set of rules to go by and protect us from intruders. Respect the authority.(Mrs C.)

WilliamH5 said...

I personally believe that these rules are needed to keep us safe on the internet. We never no what pervs could be lurking in the dark corners of cyber space. I also think that it is important to keep our identys safe from other online preditors. Thanks Mrs. C for teaching me responsable usage of the internet. Next you can teach me how to spell.

Michaelc3 said...

I think these rules are important. They keep people safe online. Things can get dangerous on the internet. You can get your credit card or social security number stolen. People in chatrooms are also dangerous too. It is good to abide by these rules to stay safe on the internet.

reidp5 said...

I think these are all good guidelines for a class blog. It makes sure that you do not hurt anyones feelings directly. Also, you can't about anyone without his or her permission. Also another good rule is to keep the type of words you use to school words. These are all good rules if they are followed.

maryrobm1 said...

These are good guidelines. If you didn't read these you might make one of those mistakes.

AndersonS6 said...

Now I know why none of them are interesting this year.

drewt7 said...

I beleive that we are just worrying too much about the internet in recent times. All we hear about is stalkers and pedofiles that roam the internet. We need to consider the benefits of the internet and our right to be uncensored while we speak. I agree with Grumpy about the facebook stuff, the new feed thing shows all of your recent activity and it has now become like myspace. Me love the internet