The Importance of Good Online Etiquette

What Is Good Etiquette, Anyway? Good etiquette is such a crucial yet often overlooked skill. It’s not something you’re born with. It’s something that you learn over time. Parents, teachers, religious leaders, coaches, friends, and even characters from books, TV shows, and movies can all be models that teach us how to behave in a polite and socially acceptable way. Of course, practicing good etiquette means a lot more than just having good posture and saying “please” and “thank you.” A person with good etiquette is generally seen in a positive light by others. He or she is the type of person that others like being around. He or she can be expected to enjoy higher quality relationships, both personally and professionally. Specifically, a person with great etiquette is considerate , honest, tactful, gracious, generous, and fair. These and other qualities of good etiquette are important not just in your day-to-day world, but in your online world as well.

What to Expect From This Book

The purpose of this book is to teach you what good etiquette looks like online and how to develop it yourself. Relevant words will be defined to help expand your knowledge, and questions and exercises at the end of each chapter will help you apply what you’ve learned. Doing them will help give you the confidence to start using your online etiquette in a practical everyday way. Your introduction to online etiquette will begin with learning about the best ways to use social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram. You’ll also learn about online safety and why personal information should be kept private.

Respect and good manners are just as important online as well as in the real world. 10

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