This design was inspired by a conversation with some district teachers a summer or two ago. We were discussing the implementation of our blog server for students, teachers and staff. Student safety was a major focus of the discussion and it lead us into discussing what students (or anyone really) should consider before clicking “Publish”.

Safe – Am I going to put myself or anyone else in danger?

True – Am I telling the truth? Have I verified my facts?

Needed – Am I publishing something of value? Have I put enough effort into my writing?

Kind – Am I being nice? Will I be able to face myself,  my friends, my relatives if I publish this?

The answers to these questions do not all need to be Yes before you publish, but have you evaluated each point and made a conscious decision to publish knowing the risks?

Before You Publish, is it STiNK? | Safe – True – Needed – Kind