70% of students say they witness online bullying. Cyber bulling is a bad thing that happens online. It is when a bully get behind a screen and bullies someone online instead of in real life. Students think cyber bulling is easier to get away with. 53% of students say they have bullied someone online.
Source: Facts About Cyber bullying; http://nobullying.com/facts-about-cyber-bullying/
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Over 18.5 texts get sent every month. Off of text messaging only, phone companies $60-70 billion each year. 2 out of 3 Americans are texting constantly. 200,000 car crashes are caused by people driving and texting at the same time. 10:30-11:00 pm are the peak hours for texting.
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Posting On SMS
86% of girls say they talked to people without their parents' knowledge. 1.15 billion, that's how many people are posting on Facebook, some of that is not appropriate for the children. If you post something online, you can't get it back. You can delete it, but by then most people have seen it. Using a device, 71% of people access the internet.
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40% of computers are affected by viruses. You have to be careful of what you open. If you open something in your email, it could have a computer virus. 90% of emails have viruses. Each month, 6,000 new viruses are created. The highest attack rate is in the U.S. 1 in 14 downloads have viruses.
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Hackers can hack into your computer when ever they want. If you go to bed with your computer under your control, you could wake up and be hacked, not able to control your own computer. They break into your computer networks. They steal valuable information. They damage internet web sites.
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Sending Personal Information
People can get your personal information if you post it, or email. Identity thieves can send an email pretending to be your bank. If it isn't for a legitimate reason, don't give your personal info. If it is accessible from the internet, you are at risk for getting it stolen.
Source: http://its.ucsc.edu/security/internet.html (just watch the video on the link below.)
Identity theft has been growing tremendously since 2013. Identity theft happens every 2 seconds around the world. Thieves can steal your identity through your taxes. They can use it to ruin you. You most likely won't get the money they stole back.
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When making a password, you have to be sure to make it long and powerful. You have a better chance of getting hacked if you have an easy to guess password. Use punctuation, numbers, symbols etc. Change your password weekly. Make it at least 20-30 characters long.
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Shopping online sounds fun, but it can be very dangerous. If you shop online, use familiar websites like Target, Walmart, Amazon etc. Don't go to a website without an SSL, (secure sockets layer). Especially don't use your credit card on that site. Go online regularly to check your bills and bank statements.
Shopping Safely Online
Anywhere is where scams can happens. Phishing is when an identity thief send you an email pretending to be your bank. That is an example of a scam. You are mostly likely targeted if you have bad credit. Scams happen anywhere, and to anyone. They play you by pretending to need money, scammers will tell you a heartbreaking story that never happened just to get your money.
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