Almost every day people interact with other people. Interactions in the library could include meeting with friends, researching an assignment or chatting with staff to find your next great read. Whatever the type of interaction it is important that you are respectful to other visitors and staff and in turn, that others are respectful to you. This is being a good citizen. Being a good digital citizen is following the same guidelines in the digital world.
The Internet contains a wealth of information that is freely available. Nambucca Valley Council Libraries do not monitor or control information found on the Internet and therefore cannot be held responsible for its content.
The Libraries do not use censoring software as it inhibits free access to information and therefore, does not provide adequate protection for children from all material found on the Internet; that may potentially be harmful and or inappropriate. Nambucca Valley Council Libraries Service strongly recommends all children be accompanied by an adult or caregiver when accessing the Internet.
Comments, pictures, videos and other content that you post on social media sites are in the public domain. You are responsible for what you post and should remember that others may be able to access your information and comments. Before you post something ask yourself what your family or your current or future employer would think if they saw your post. Are your comments appropriate, could they cause offence or could they be interpreted as cyber-bullying? If so you are not being a good digital citizen.
Being a good digital citizen is what everyone should aspire to be. According to the office of the eSafety commissioner (2018), “Digital citizenship is about confident and positive engagement with digital technology. A digital citizen is a person with the skills and knowledge to effectively use digital technologies to participate in society, communicate with others and create and consume digital content.” - Reference and for further information online please use: informationhttps://www.esafety.gov.au/education-resources/classroom-resources/digital-citizenship
The following links and resources have been provided in the interests of keeping our library patrons safe while online.