These days tech is everywhere and everyone is using it. But whether you’re an adult or child, are you using proper manners with that tech?
Tech users of all ages should abide by some basic tech etiquette rules like, no cell phones at the dinner table and definitely no answering calls or texts during that time.
When someone is talking to you, in person, put that tech down and look at them while they speak to you.
Silence your ringer and alerts when you are in the library, school or work, church, doctor’s offices, meetings and other quiet places. And this includes silencing your electronic devices while in a room with people watching tv, a movie or listening to music and if you must have your tech be kind and use headphones!
Stay away from digital drama which pretty much means forms of abuse and violence in the technology world.
One of the biggest forms of digital drama is when someone, mainly kids and teens, use cell phones or other devices to send messages or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person. Don’t put yourself in the middle of it and if you see any digital drama, report it to your parents. Superiors or authorities.
Some other great tech etiquette tools to practice include to always proof-read before posting or sending a text message, never post anything about another person without their permission and only share appropriate material that you wouldn’t mind anyone (including your mother or grandmother) to see.
Always remember, when you’re on a zoom or conference call, please don’t be eating or playing with other tech, others can see and hear you.
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