Digital Civility Challenge
I embrace the challenge to be a leader in making the internet a better and safer place. I commit to do my part every day by living up to the four Digital Civility Challenge ideals:
Live the golden rule
I will act with empathy, compassion and kindness in every interaction, and treat everyone I connect with online with dignity and respect.
I will appreciate cultural differences and honor diverse perspectives. When I disagree, I will engage thoughtfully and avoid name calling and personal attacks.
Pause before replying
I will pause and think before responding to things I disagree with. I will not post or send anything that could hurt someone else, damage someone’s reputation, or threaten my safety or the safety of others.
Stand up for myself and others
I will tell someone if I feel unsafe, offer support to those who are targets of online abuse or cruelty, report activity that threatens anyone’s safety, and preserve evidence of inappropriate or unsafe behavior.
As a leader in the movement to make the internet a better place, I will share my experiences on social media using #challenge4civility or #Im4digitalcivility and encourage others to join the Digital Civility Challenge.
Other “To Do’s” to be safe online
In addition to taking the challenge and telling us how you’re doing on social media, we’re offering other ways to learn and get involved.
Our hope is that policymakers, companies and organizations will consider our suggestions and build on our initial efforts through fresh digital civility-related projects and programs.Download best practices
Voices for Digital Civility
Check out our Voices for Digital Civility with comments from leading advocacy organizations and groups in favor of spreading the word about digital civility.Download voices for Digital Civility