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Guideline for Students


10. How to Be Polite Using New Technologies


Etiquette in technology defines what conduct is socially acceptable in an online or digital situation. While etiquette is deep-rooted into culture, etiquette in technology is a fairly recent concept. The rules of etiquette that apply when communicating over the Internet, social networks or devices are different than in person or by audio (such as telephone) or videophone (such as Skype video). It is a social code of network communication. Communicating with others via the Internet without creating misunderstanding can be challenging, mainly because facial expressions and body language cannot be interpreted on cyberspace. Therefore, several recommendations to attempt to safeguard against these misunderstandings have been suggested. It is necessary to educate young people to the use of new technologies, in particular the use of chat rooms, social networks and all the dating sites in general.
Let the students understand the positive potential of the use of new technologies for communication, but also make them aware of the massive circulation and amplification that an offensive phrase in a social network, or a video posted on a site that somehow damages the image of other people may have.
Try to create a kind of “ethics of the network”, which appeals the students and generates a "social" control of the teens community.


  • Safer Internet Day
    Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world.
  • Netiquette
    The social code of network communication.
  • Web Ethique
    Web-e-tic is a company related to the needs of information systems called ICT (Information Technology and Communication).
  • Clicksafe
    References to the correct use of new technologies.




20 December 2014

Final Partners’ meeting

The fourth partners’ meeting took place in Florence (IT) on 15 December 2014. The meeting had the objective to check the activities carried out since the third meeting of the project and share and assess the in progress results. A special focus has been dedicated to the presentation of the strategies to solve the case scenarios.