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Digital Literacy

Guidelines for Virtual Behavior

avatar An avatar is a graphic (picture, image) that you use to represent yourself on the Internet.
bully A bully is someone who acts in an aggressive, hostile, or hurtful manner toward others
bystander Bystanders are people who witness the actions of the bully and the reactions of the victim(s), without taking action.
citation A reference which names the source of specific information which has been used.
copyright Copyright is the owner’s legal right to reproduce, display, transmit, perform, and modify a work as well as the right to publicly perform a sound recording by digital transmission
cyberbullying Cyberbullying is the use of digital media tools such as the Internet and cell phones to deliberately and repeatedly hurt, harass, or embarrass someone else.
digital footprint A digital footprint is all of the information online about a person either posted by that person or others, intentionally or unintentionally.
flame A deliberately mean-spirited message sent to others on the Internet.
grooming Techniques used by child predators to try to gain your trust.
harassment To annoy someone repeatedly. For example, cursing at, following, or mocking someone online.
jeopardize To put something at risk or in danger, such as your reputation or digital footprint
listserve An online list that allows users to send e-mail to one address, where messages are then copied and sent to all of the people on the list
malicious Means to cause harm to someone or something on purpose.
netiquette Courtesy, honesty, and polite behavior practiced on the Internet - key component of digital citizenship!
phishing A con game that scammers use to collect personal information from unsuspecting users.
piracy Theft of intellectual property - in other words, stealing what does not belong to you.
plagiarism Using someone else's words or ideas and passing them off as your own.
search engine A program that searches information on the Web by looking for specific keywords.
upstander Someone who takes action to stop bullying behavior or other inappropriate behaviors.
worm A type of virus that replicates itself, but does not change any files on your machine.
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