Texas Tech University

Live the “Golden Rule” Online

Part of being a responsible digital citizen is being respectful.  The Golden Rule – treat others as you want to be treated – applies to online friendships and communications, just as it does with face-to-face interactions.  If you wouldn't feel comfortable saying it to someone's face, you shouldn't type it. 

Before you share information–a picture, a video, a post, or a tweet–ask yourself, “Would I want someone sharing that information about me?”