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Please make sure that you read the whole file on web safety. It is for your safety.

I also included links to contracts that can be signed for both children and parents. Click on a button. Enjoy!

 

Please note that you will leave my site when clicking on Rules and Contracts links.


Email Safety

Computer time: privilege or right?

 The use of the computer or the internet is a privilege, not a right, which may be revoked at any time for abusive conduct. Read the following code of conduct. Each section has a star code, showing the importance of the rule. One star (*) is less important while five stars (*****) means that the rule is extremely important. 

Email Messages

ACRONYMS ***

When emailing, you can use acronyms like LOL (Laugh out loud); however, keep in mind that users might not understand them. Keep them to a minimum.

 CARBON COPY ***

Don't send a carbon copy of your message to the rest of the world, unless you have to.

 DO NOT SHOUT *****

Never write in capital letters when corresponding online. Viewed as "shouting", it means that you are yelling or calling for help.

 EMOTIONS **

Use special characters to label your emotion. To <<<<highlight>>>> a point, use special characters to emphasize certain words or phrases. Do not use capital letters.

 KEEP YOUR MESSAGES SHORT *****

The most annoying is long messages which contain entire quoted messages. When replying to a message, only include the critical part of it.

 MAILBOX ****

Check your mailbox regularly for messages.

 PERSONAL INFORMATION ****

Don't post any information that you don't want others to see. Be aware that anyone can read your messages.

 RESPONSIBILITY *****

Everyone is responsible for their own content. Always keep that in mind when you write your message. Basically, do unto others as you'd have others do unto you.

 SMILEYS **

Although these little symbols are becoming a fad, they annoy lots of users. They may seem very cute at the beginning, but you need a dictionary to understand all their different messages.

 SPAM ***

Do not send email messages to people you do not know.

 SUBJECT HEADERS *****

Use meaningful subject headers. Assume that readers receive thousands of messages daily and you want to trace easily your message.

 WRITE YOUR ANSWERS UNDER THE QUOTED MESSAGE ***

To my knowledge, we still read from top to bottom, left to right. Therefore, include your reply after the quoted message. This way, users can read the quote and then your reply to it.

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