If you have ever written a blog entry, posted a comment or replied on a website, uploaded a video to YouTube, posted a picture to facebook, uploaded an audio podcast to a blog, you've participated in personal publishing.

Cyberbullying Research Center recently released a powerful and concise two-page document titled, "A Student's Guide to Personal Publishing." The document recommends students consider five things before posting online:
1.Audience: Who will read or see the information?
2.Anonymity: Nothing they post online is truly anonymous.
3.Permanence: Like it or not, information posted online can stay around for a very long time.
4.Copyright: It's illegal to copy others' work and pass it off as their own.
5.Free speech: This doesn't mean they can publish threats or try to ruin another person's reputation without legal consequences.

Download: Students Guide to personal Publishing.