Netiquette Rules

  • Netiquette Rules &Tips for Creating Strong Passwords

    Rules of Good Behavior all TwinSpace members should abide with. 

    "Netiquette" is network etiquette, the do's and don'ts of online communication. Netiquette covers both common courtesy online and the informal "rules of the road" of cyberspace.

    TwinSpace Rules

    1. Be nice to others. Use "please", "thank you", "Could you ....for me, please?" etc.

    2. Use project language exclusively! To communicate with your partners, avoid using your mother tongue or any other language. Use English. When you need to use a word or phrase or short text in your native language, make sure you also provide its translation in English.

    3. Be careful with your spelling and avoid shortening words; your texts should be easy to understand.

    4. Use emoticons or smileys to show your emotions.You can also use punctuation marks or capital letters (although capital  letters on  the Internet seems like shouting, think twice before you write)

    5. Use Forums to ask questions and get advice from Mentors. Use copy and paste to interact in a forum from another person’s text. It’s ok to copy the text of reference to clarify what we are talking about.

    6. Respect others. Check and double-check the images or videos you upload on TwinSpace for offensive material. Be positive and polite when you comment in the Project Journal or in the Forums or on other TwinSpace Members' walls.​ Be kind and friendly when you send messages through TwinMail. Respect others' opinions. Insults are strictly forbidden.

    7. Make sure you understand what is written or said before you decide it is insulting. Think twice before you react. Get used to the idea that project partners use a Foreign Language and they may do so inappropriately at times.

    8. Respect copyright laws. Avoid using images/videos/texts without the author's permission. Such material can be used for educational purposes as long as its source is acknowledged and its author is credited. Add CC Search to your browser. Look for royalty free, attribution free photos at, Searching for reusable content is an important function enabled by Creative Commons. You can use Google to search for Creative Commons content, look for pictures at Flickr, albums at Jamendo, and general media at spinxpress. The Wikimedia Commons, the multimedia repository of Wikipedia, is a core user of the Creative Commons licenses as well. For music, you can take a look at the eTwinning article "Malbert’s Melodier: Music for Teachers from a Teacher", which informs the readers about a collection of royalty free music developed for eTwinning. 

    (eSafety and eTwinning, Privacy and Data Protection)

    Useful recommendations for creating a strong password:

    a. Make it long and complex, ideally between 10 and 14 characters; the length of a password is the most important aspect of password strength

    b. Use a mix of numerals, symbols, upper- and lower-case letters and punctuation;

    c. Use mnemonic devices to help you remember it i.e. an acronym for a sentence such as “My daughter, Harriet, is a great tennis player” becomes “Md,h,=gr8tP” or “I love singing in the rain every single day!” becomes “I<3SitR364!”

    d. Never use any personally identifying information in the password. This includes names, birthdates, pets, street addresses, schools, phone numbers, license plate numbers, etc. These will be first guesses for anyone trying to gain access to your account.