Internet Saftey

By: Lily Shafer

Remember Cyberbullying Is BAD

Cyberbullying can happen anytime, anywhere. Most kids being cyberbullied are also bullied offline. Kids who are cyberbullied are more likely to: use alcohol and drugs, skip school, experience in-person bullying,be unwilling to attend school, receive poor grades, have lower self-esteem, and have more health problems. Percentage of students in 9-12 grade being cyberbullied has gone up due to so many types of new technology.
Cyber Bullying Virus

Don't Give Out Personal Information

If you give out to much personal information online bad things can happen. A person could steal your identity, or even find and kidnap you. To be safe do the following. Only state your first name if needed, never your last name. Don't tell where you live, not even the town. Make sure to set up privacy settings correctly. Over all be safe.

Don't Meet With Online Friends In Person

Don't meet with online friends 'offline'. Online people can lie about many things. They may be sexual predators, criminals, or other bad people. It could be a friend pulling a prank but don't take the chance.

Everything Online Is Saved

This goes for everything. If you search for something or do something you shouldn't online it will be saved. You may think that deleting it makes every thing fine, but it's already in your digital footprint. This can be bad for you. It may get in the way of getting the job you want.
Digital Footprint Campaign

Be Careful What You Post

Be careful what you post. You may think that playfully insulting someone online is okay, but it's not. Over the internet you can't tell if someone is being sarcastic or funny. Many people might take that literally, and that will be bad.

Be Creative With Passwords

Being creative with passwords is a big help. Make sure to use password protection. Don't give out your password. If you do people can hack your account which may possibly lead to identity theft. Here's an example. Instead of 'bananas' be creative and use 'b@n@n@$'.

Don't Say Something Online That You Wouldn't Say In Person

Never say anything online that you wouldn't say in person. After you submit, you can't get it back even if you regret posting that. Also don't post anything while your angry. Cool off then get back on.
Auditorium PSA

Don't Believe Everything You Read Online

Remember not everything online is true. The internet is a commonly used way to spread rumors. Say you read online that Katie and Mark are dating. You are best friends with Katie and you know it isn't true. Everyone in the school, however, believes it how would that effect them? Think about that and how you would react.

Online, People Aren't Always As They Seem

Online people can lie about a lot of things. They can lie about their age, appearance, name, gender, anything really. Again, they could be a sexual predator, criminal, or something bad like that.

Know How To Use Privacy Settings

Make sure to set your privacy settings so only people you know, or accept, can view your page. Most sites allow you to either have a public or private account.