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Online Rights and Responsibilities Charter

  • Rights and quaranteed conditions. They are what you should expect.
  • Responsibilities are something you are always expected to do. They are a way you are always expected to behave.
  • Enjoying a right requires everyone to accept certain responsibilities. For example: ‘To protect our right to be safe, we will communicate appropriately online. This means no rumouring, disrespectful nicknames, offensives comments, humiliating expressions, mocking or offensive symbols with the purpose to insult and hurt.’
  • Your Rights and Responsibilities charter is the springboard for your online behaviour. When people agree on their rights and responsibilities, they are much more likely to abide by the behaviours aligned by said rights.
Rights Responsibilities
I have the right to be happy and to be related to with consideration and kindness I have the responsibility to relate to others with kindness and esteem. This means I will not insult, harass, humiliate or bully others.
I have the right to be myself and be respected I have the responsibilities to respect others, even if they are different from me. This means I will be polite and considereate of others and their opinions when communicating online.
I have the right to be called by no name that devalues me. I have the responsibility to speak with others courteously. This means, I will not be offensive, name call, say put downs or talk in a deregulatory manner
I have the right to be free from discrimination, based upon gender, race, creed, colour, religion, culture, sexual orientation I have the responsibility to treat others in a nondiscriminatory manner. This means I will respect diversity. I will not shame or humiliate others
I have the right to feel safe and secure online at all times and in all locations I have the responsibility to keep myself and the online environment safe. This means I will follow net etiquette and use the report abuse button when necessary
I have the right to protect and secure my personal information and privacy online I have the responsibility to protect my privacy online and make sure my personal information is secure online. This means I will log in and log out of sites as well as ensure my password is strong and changed regularly. I can change my profile settings to ensure my personal information remains private
I have the right to protect my digital reputation I have the responsibility to protect my digital reputation. This means I will think before posting something about myself or others and never post, chat , upload or download anything derogatory or defamatory
I have the right to have my own viewpoint, even if others have a different viewpoint I have the responsibility to free speech and to listen respectfully to alternative viewpoints. This means I will listen to others respectfully. I will speak to please and not to tease
I have the right to be online, free from angry outburst and rage I have the responsibility to learn to manage my emotions. This means I will learn safe ways of expressing my emotions
I have the right to live a balanced life, online and offline I have the responsibility to make sure the internet does not take over my life. This means I will keep a watch on the time I spend online and make sure I make quality time to spend offline engaging with friends, sport and other activities
I have the right to be free from humiliation online I have the responsibility to refrain from using humiliating putdowns for the purpose of inflicting harm on another. This means I will block others who are humiliating me from my friends lists and walk away from the computer before posting humiliating comments myself
I have the right to safety when online I have the responsibility to do what I can to look after the environment and to keep myself informed about online safety. This means I will not destroy or defame others. I will seek counselling support from counsellors, friends and family when my safety online is threatened
I have the right to an online environment that is safe and free from bullying have the responsibility to engage politely in the online environment. This means I will seek assistance when necessary
I have the right to educate myself about staying safe online I have the responsibility to remain informed about staying safe online. This means I can download the free Cyber safety Help button to my wireless devices to access useful online safety information and assistance available in Australia
I have the right to expect that all these rights will be mine in all circumstances as long as I am exercising my full responsibility have the responsibility to protect my rights and the rights of others by exercising my full responsibilities in all situations
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