Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Inappropriate Behaviour

It is almost indreamstime_13854523.jpg © Arenacreative | Dreamstime.comevitable that you will meet new people online, especially of you visit chatrooms, or use social networking sites such as Facebook or Bebo. Unfortunately, some of these people may behave in an inappropriate manner. Behaviour of this nature might include:

• Online bullying
• Sexually or racially oriented comments
• Uploading adult, illegal or anti-social material
• Accessing adult or illegal sites
• Breaking copyright laws
• Repeated and unwanted contact

If you experience any behaviour that you find inappropriate, encounter offensive material, or know of any abuse happening online, you should report it to the appropriate authorities (we’ll discuss this further later in the course). You should also block the offending user or delete them from your Contact List.


  1. In order to report inappropriate behaviour you have to articulate the reasons why the material is inappropriate. The site that is the host will have to agree before the materials will be removed. Sometimes it takes a long time for action to be taken

  2. There is a section later in the course which deals with how to handle specific types of inappropriate behaviour and who to report it to.