Q3 Online Etiquette

6.Cyber Safety Cybershield

Introduction To This Quest

You have reviewed what proper online behavior is, now let’s test your Cyber Safety and Citizenship Knowledge.

There are three different activity choices provided below, please check with your teacher before proceeding.

I Can Statements

  • be safe on the Internet
  • be a good digital citizen
  • understand online and email etiquette
  • be polite while communicating with others on the Internet
  • respect other's privacy


Digital Citizen: A digital citizen is someone who acts safely, responsibly, and respectfully online.

Netiquette: Netiquette is the rules about the proper and polite way to communicate with other people when you are using the Internet. 

Qualities: Qualities are features that make a person or thing special

Play the Vocabulary Game below to practice the Key Vocabulary. 

You can change the Quiz mode to Match, Test, Learn, Flash Cards, Spell using the selection list at the bottom right of the activity that says "Choose a Study Mode." Direct Link



Please check with your teacher and discuss the alternatives before continuing:

  • A. Take the Online Etiquette Cyber Shield Quiz
  • B. Complete the Digital Breakout Challenge Activity
  • C. Work with a group or partner and complete the Qualities of Digital Citizenship Activity.

You may be able to complete more than one or all of these.


1. View this Digital Citizenship Poster

2. Open and look at this poster Are You Committed to Digital Citizenship? from ISTE. 

3. Click the link provided for the Online Etiquette Cyber Shield Quiz. Enter your first name and the password - 21neti (short for netiquette).

4. Check your score – it should be 10 or better for a strong Cyber Shield.
Less than 10? If your shield is weak, review the Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship and 10 Rules of Netiquette from Quest 1 and then re-take the Cyber Shield Quiz and  make sure you are ready for the next activity!


Note: If you do not know what a 21t4s Digital Breakout Activity is, open the content box on the right above the Printer icon, read and watch the video for hints.

1. It may be helpful to review the materials in Quest 1 and 2 about Digital Citizenship and Rules of Netiquette, then open the Digital Breakout Room to demonstrate that you know what it takes to:

  • be safe on the Internet
  • be a good digital citizen
  • understand online and email etiquette
  • be polite while communicating with others on the Internet respect other's privacy

2. Enter the Digital Breakout Room using this link, or click on the image below. Good Luck!

Banner that says How Cybersafe Are You?

Once you unlock it, you might want to take a screenshot of the Award for your portfolio, or check with your teacher.

Please be sure to tell us what you think of this Breakout Activity so that we can meet your needs. Teachers and Students please use this link for a very short survey about this breakout


Work as a class or in small groups and look at both posters.

  1. One of your group needs to open the Qualities of Digital Citizenship template and make a copy for the group.
  2. Look at these two posters and write a definition using complete sentences, of what a good Digital Citizen means to you, listing at least four or more qualities that your group feels is most important.
  3. Make a list of 3 qualities from the posters that you feel present the biggest problem in your school or with classmates, and write them down in your group document, or bold them if you copied and pasted them.
  4. Ask another group to join you and brainstorm at least two things you or others could do to tackle each problem. Be specific.
  5. Share these with the entire class and your teacher for feedback.

Completing this Quest

Before proceeding to the next section, check with your teacher for directions about what to submit to complete this Quest.

Check off this Quest on the 21t4s roadmap 

Proceed to – Protect Your Identity, Cyber Spy Game

MITECS Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

2. Digital Citizen
a. Cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world
b. Engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices
c. Demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property

7. Global Collaborator
b. Use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints
d. Explore local and global issues and use collaborative technologies to work with others to investigate solutions

A Digital Breakout may also be called a Digital Escape Room.

This is a web-based, game-like activity where students use clues to unlock a series of puzzles or activities to solve a challenge (or to escape a digital room).

Students frequently work together, (conference, or chat) as they work to locate and solve clues.

For additional help  to solve a breakout view this short video (3:44).