The Concise Guide to Online Etiquette- Part 2
How then do we build empathy, kindness and respect, such that the online world doesn’t become toxic to these young people? And when it is, how can they avoid or get out of it? How do we make it a place for them to trust and be able to be trusted?
By OLUWATOSIN OLABODE
The Concise Guide to Online Etiquette: Why netiquette is essential in the modern world is a much-needed conversation starter. Knowing that technology has completely changed how we communicate with others (especially post-COVID19) requires a new set of etiquette to safely navigate this online world.
We can build a better world without hurting ourselves and or others. Essentially, why the slogan, “together for a better internet.”is all that important. Online etiquette, therefore, overviews the accepted ways of behaving and interacting while within any digital space that protects our own optimal health and well-being, and that of those in interactions with (and around) us.
For young people, teenagers especially, there isn’t a well spelled out guideline on how to interact online amidst all the euphoria of being able to connect with old friends while making new ones, and doing everything else that they are capable of doing online.
In this book, whether someone is a student on social media, a young professional working an online job, or a seasoned social media warrior looking to improve their manners, the content therein is for them. They will:
Learn the top 10 rules of online etiquette (or netiquette).
Find out why we need netiquette in our daily lives.
Take note of what not to do online.
And learn to be a better person with their digital footprint and online influence.