There are certain rules we need to follow when blogging. This is a guide to blog safely and productively.
Remember that the blog is just another aspect of school. We have a behaviour policy in school and this covers how you behave on the blog. You are all good caring people in school, make sure you show care, consideration and self-control on the blog please.
First and foremost -stay safe! We have an excellent e-safety policy which covers using the Blog. Remember – never give away your contact details to anyone, use your avitar name, always check with your teacher before sending emails, report anything which makes you feel uncomfortable.
Only post your own work. Do not find other people’s work and then claim it as your own (this is called plagiarism). If you do use someone’s work or photograph – always cite where you got it from and post a hyperlink to the original source.
Be creative and proud. They are your ideas – share them with the world. Don’t be afraid to be different. Don’t be shy. There is a big world out there that needs your blogs.
Check your grammar and spelling. Although some typos may slip through, try your hardest to provide a post with excellent grammar and spelling. Do not use text language such as “c u l8tr”
We set our blog up to help improve writing – not make it worse!
Don’t use capitals all the time – IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE SHOUTING AT YOUR READERS!
Always be polite. Never post anything which is offensive or might be taken as offensive. Basically – if you wouldn’t say it – don’t write it.
When you leave a comment on another blog, make it worthwhile. Posting “great” is not of value. Imagine you rare doing a peer marking session and post quality comments on people’s work. Always post positive comments on other’s work. You be constructive to help others improve but not just plain negative.
If someone leaves a comment on your blog – go to theirs and leave a comment too!
Report any negative comments which may come your way. If anything happens on the blog that makes you unhappy tell an adult immediately.
Don’t hog the web space. Always resize images going on the blog. We use vimeo to store videos and photopeach to store photographs/ images.
Do have FUN. You are all fantastic authors and the world is your audience – go get ’em 🙂