Increase Safety/Awareness Online
A speech by Elie Smith at The Breslin Center
- Never post your personal information, such as a cell phone number, home number, home address, or your location on any social networking site or through mobile apps like Snapchat or Instagram.
- If you wouldn't say something to another person’s face, don’t text it or post it online.
- NEVER share your password with anyone, including your best friend. The only people who should know your password are your parents or guardian
- Never respond to mean or rude texts, messages, and e-mails. Delete any unwanted messages. You may need to delete friends who continuously bother you or post things that are not appropriate
- College admissions and employers do read your online profiles and they do make decisions based upon information they find out about you online.
- Remember that most of the websites you visit will make a note of your visit and may also track the websites you visit before and after their website!
- Whenever you go online your computer is given a special number to identify it. This number is called an Internet Protocol address (IP address).
- Let an adult know if anything you read or see makes you feel worried or upset.