I also included links to contracts that can be signed for both children and parents. Click on a button. Enjoy!
Please note that you will leave my site when clicking on Rules and Contracts links.
Computer time: privilege or right?
The use of the computer or the internet is a privilege, not a right, which may be revoked at any time for abusive conduct. Read the following code of conduct. Each section has a star code, showing the importance of the rule. One star (*) is less important while five stars (*****) means that the rule is extremely important.
When emailing, you can use acronyms like LOL (Laugh out loud); however, keep in mind that users might not understand them. Keep them to a minimum.
CARBON COPY ***
Don't send a carbon copy of your message to the rest of the world, unless you have to.
DO NOT SHOUT *****
Never write in capital letters when corresponding online. Viewed as "shouting", it means that you are yelling or calling for help.
Use special characters to label your emotion. To <<<<highlight>>>> a point, use special characters to emphasize certain words or phrases. Do not use capital letters.
KEEP YOUR MESSAGES SHORT *****
The most annoying is long messages which contain entire quoted messages. When replying to a message, only include the critical part of it.
Check your mailbox regularly for messages.
PERSONAL INFORMATION ****
Don't post any information that you don't want others to see. Be aware that anyone can read your messages.
Everyone is responsible for their own content. Always keep that in mind when you write your message. Basically, do unto others as you'd have others do unto you.
Although these little symbols are becoming a fad, they annoy lots of users. They may seem very cute at the beginning, but you need a dictionary to understand all their different messages.
Do not send email messages to people you do not know.
SUBJECT HEADERS *****
Use meaningful subject headers. Assume that readers receive thousands of messages daily and you want to trace easily your message.
WRITE YOUR ANSWERS UNDER THE QUOTED MESSAGE ***
To my knowledge, we still read from top to bottom, left to right. Therefore, include your reply after the quoted message. This way, users can read the quote and then your reply to it.
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