Haley, Crystal, and Ashley
The Internet is a powerful learning tool. It provides a world of information that is instantly available 24/7. However, the wide-ranging and anonymous nature of the Internet brings with it risks from explicit or inappropriate content to predators lurking in chat rooms and using instant messaging services. Due to the Web’s potential dangers, many service providers offer free tools and software to help restrict certain types of content and features to keep young Web users safe.
•Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.
• Cyberbullying can kill people physically and emotionally
•Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online. 1 in 4 has had it happen more than once.
•About 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than 4 out 10 say it has happened more than once.
•Bullying victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider committing suicide.
How to prevent cyberbullying
•Parents and kids can prevent cyberbullying. Together, they can explore safe ways to use technology.
•Talk with your kids about cyberbullying and other online issues regularly.
•Know the sites your kids visit and their online activities. Ask where they’re going, what they’re doing, and who they’re doing it with.
•Ask to “friend” or “follow” your kids on social media sites or ask another trusted adult to do so.
Legal ways to download music and movies
•The most popular way that digital movies can be downloaded legally is through digital copy. Digital copy is when a movie that is stored in DVD format on a regular form is also stored in a computer-friendly compressed digital format as well. These digital forms are stored separately from the DVD format, and can only be accessed when a DVD is put into a computer and a special one-time use key is entered. The file is then downloaded to the computer and can be watched from the desktop, and in some situations, even downloaded to portable devices like the iPod.
•If you want to download a movie, and keep it, there are several options. You can purchase full movies from services like iTunes (which sells movies that are guaranteed to be compatible with the iPod) or services like Amazon.com's Unboxed, which offers instant downloads with varying compatibility. The aforementioned Xbox Live and PlayStation Network services also offer select full movies for download.