During the time of social distancing, my online usage like many others has increased. One thing I have noticed that has not changed is the amount of horrible, mean comments I see online. Throughout my time being on the internet I have always seen and read mean things. I could never understand why strangers would interact to each other in hate.
Being online there are many people from around the world. Regardless of the differences, it is important to be kind. You will never know everyones story or what they are going through in life. It is important to remember to have manners and treat people with respect in the digital landscape. Just as you would in reality. Think before you speak and write.
With classes resuming and the end of the year approaching, it is time to reassess our behavior online. This year has been hard on everyone in some way.