1. I will not plagiarize, instead I will expand on others' ideas and give credit where it is due.
  2. I will use language appropriate for school.
  3. I will not insult my fellow students or their writing.
  4. I will only post pieces that are appropriate for the entire world to view.
  5. I will use constructive/productive criticism, supporting any idea, comment, or critique I have with evidence.
  6. I will take all online content creation seriously, posting only things that are meaningful.
  7. I will not use my public writing as a chat room, instead, I will save IM language for private conversations.
  8. I will not bully others in my blog posts or in my comments.
  9. I will be proactive in monitoring the comments that others leave on my blog.
  10. I will not provoke other students in my blog posts or comments.
  11.  I will leave anything that is unsaid in the classroom, unsaid online.
  12. I will only post photos which are school appropriate and either in the creative commons or correctly cited.
  13. I will not spam (including, but not limited to meaningless messages, mass messages, and repetitive messages)
  14. I will only post comments on posts that I have fully read, rather than just skimmed.
  15. I will respect the public nature of online information, and in doing so, I will respect the wishes of my fellow students for keeping their information (full name, compromising stories, etc.) private.
  16. Infractions of these rules will lead to the following consequences in order of severity and number of offense:
  1. Letter of apology to those offended by the infraction (individual students, one core class, or whole blogging community), warning by teacher, and editing or deletion of offending post/comment.
  2. Letter of apology to those offended by the infraction (individual students, one core class, or whole blogging community), temporary loss of blogging privileges (duration of quarter), editing or deletion of offending post/comment.
  3. Letter of apology to those offended by the infraction (individual students, one core class, or whole blogging community), permanent loss of blogging privileges (duration of school year), editing or deletion of offending post/comment.

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Parent Signature                        Printed        Parent Name                            Date