How to avoid trouble on the internet.
You Should NEVER:
- Talk to people you don't know on social media.
- Download something such as an app that you might suspect is inappropriate.
- Enter a website that you might suspect contains inappropriate information.
- Click on those pop-ups that say things like: "You've won an iPad!" Let's be honest, you didn't actually win an iPad.
- Tolerate cyber bullying.
- Bully others.
- Post something you may someday regret.
To Protect Your Content Online You Should:
- Avoid websites that you think could potentially contain inappropriate content.
- Avoid clicking on any pop-ups.
- Make unique passwords for every website you create an account on. These passwords should be a mix of uppercase/lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
- Avoid sharing personal content on social media (like mentioned above).
- Avoid downloading any unknown material or apps.
You Should Tell Someone If:
- You're being bullied online.
- You come across inappropriate content on social media.
- A stranger is trying to contact you on social media.
Safe Web Surfing: Top Tips for Kids and Teens Online
- 93% of teenagers 12-17 use the internet.
- 73% of teenagers have a social media account.
- 5% of teenagers have admitted to arranging to meet someone that they have meet online.
- 34% of students have admitted to experiencing cyberbullying.
- 71% of teenagers have admitted to doing something on the internet that they don't want their parents to know about.