Teens protecting their privacy

By Tyler

Laws and Ways to Protect Privacy

There are special laws that protect everyone under 13 to keep them from being able to put out Internet information that does anything bad. The problem with this is that this law does not protect the kids that lie about their age on the Internet. One of the things that you should think about is what you post online.

Have a Strong Password

This includes not having a simple password like "happy person." This would be good if you include a lot of numbers, symbols, and letters. (Big and small) these are very important so instead of "happy person" have "H@PpY P3rS0n". Long story short be creative with your password and make it something no one would guess.

Keep your Inbox Safe

Try to keep e-mails from people you know and delete them afterwards. Try not to let any body get your password for it. If someone has control of your e-mail change your password quick if you notice strange activity in your e-mail and other websites change your password quickly. Try to delete most of spam and other advertisements that will mess you up.

Cookies 'n' Cookie crumbs

When you log into your a website with your computer it might ask to remember the password. This will ask to store a cookie on your computer. A cookie is a file text format that you probably can't read it is stored on your computer. This is a good and bad thing. First of all hackers go to your computer take control and find out what the password is. The good part is that you don't need to log in again.

Covering Your Tracks

Some times you post something or send something that you don’t want anyone to see or hear. This is when you can't take it down yourself. You have to talk to the website administrator. Make sure that your don't just untag it. It might still link back to you. This will make a problem because the people that know you still can tell that is you. Also something that cyber bully’s do to make you feel bad is to post that really bad photo or video of you.