With the election being a year away and the guarantee that our social feeds are already a mess of banter and opinions about it all—we often ponder what future generations will glean from how we treat one another, online. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research reported, “74 percent of Americans ‘think manners and behavior have deteriorated in the United States over the past several decades.” Whiteboard cofounder, Eric Brown, recently launched a new project entitled, Good Internet Manners. The project aims to help families and schools teach kids how to treat others, online.
“Being kind, courteous, and inviting comes down to one thing: considering the well-being of others. Our society is in need of men and women who act nobly and encourage others to adopt courteous actions and language,” Brown said.
Good Internet Manners explores etiquette in our digital age and features resources for parents, companies, and schools. The main resource is a free poster modeled after a ‘Good Manners’ charted created by the Children’s National Guild of Courtesy nearly 130 years ago.
Download the chart, print it out, and hang it on the wall to remind yourself and others what online etiquette is. Share it with your family and friends. May it spark meaningful conversations and most importantly, real actions that transcend our digital world.
For more information visit manners.io