Digital Citizenship

A good digital citizen uses digital resources responsibly, protects personal information, exercises appropriate discretion, and respects others. Whether you are sending email, participating in online discussions, or posting to social media, practicing good digital citizenship makes life online safer and more pleasant for yourself and others. Always Expect Respect

Respect & Protect Yourself

  • Use appropriate security measures, such as spam filters, anti-virus software, and secure browser settings.
  • Don't over share online. Protect your privacy. Assume anything you share can and will be seen, and possibly shared, by others.
  • See Be Aware and Protect Yourself for tips and information about IT security and privacy.

Respect Others

Report Incidents, Get Help

  • Bias Response Team. The Division of Student Life has a group of professional staff, called the Bias Response Team, who focus on response to and management of bias incidents involving U-M students.
  • Expect Respect: Report an Incident. If you witness or experience conduct that discriminates, stereotypes, excludes, harasses, or harms anyone in the U-M community, please report it. There are online, phone, and in-person reporting options.
  • Harassment and Discrimination Reporting Form. U-M Human Resources form for reporting harassment and discrimination. Can be used by faculty, staff, students, and others.
  • IT User Advocate. Works with the University of Michigan community to ensure that U-M information technology policies and guidelines are followed and responds to reports of abuse and misuse of U-M IT resources.
  • Ombuds Office. A place where student questions, complaints, and concerns about the functioning of the university can be discussed confidentially in a safe environment.

Resources & Organizations

At U-M