Proper Use of the Internet
The Internet is now more than just an information source or research tool. It provides a great deal of opportunities for us to work, transact, communicate, learn and play. Opportunities range from undertaking and completing online courses to gain new skills, reading news, researching, planning holidays, doing online shopping, playing games, sharing files or chatting with friends. The Internet has played an important part in our daily lives.
The Internet operates and functions largely on a collaborative basis. Its smooth operation relies heavily on the proper conduct of users. Below we list a set of good practices that make the Internet a better place for all users:
In the world of Internet, users should be aware that their online activities may be liable for criminal or civil offences in the real world. In general, any forms of communication, including both verbal and written, and any other acts, are governed by the law. It is applicable to the Internet too.
Although it is impossible to list all the possible online criminal actions, the followings are fundamental principles of proper behaviour for Internet users:
Keep the Internet runs smooth requires contribution and co-operation from everyone in the community. As a responsible Internet user, the following are some proper behaviour to be a good Internet citizen:
If you can bear in mind a simple golden rule "Do unto others as you'd have others do unto you" when you are online. It will certainly make the Internet a more pleasant place to be, both for you and for everyone.