Your Secure Digital World
By Joanna Kallitsi
This site will make you understand all about how to be safe while using the internet and what is and what is not appropriate to be shared and post pictures online. This site will also help you to use the internet safely .If you follow the instructions said on this site, you will be safe online and if you know any friend with a problem, introduce to her this site and she will be completely fine after following the instructions.
Rights and Responsibilities
The internet is not as safe as you think it is. For you to be completely safe, you should:
- Keep your account private.
- Follow only the people you know
- Never talk to strangers.
- Use anti virus software.
- Not repeat your password.
- Never give your personal information (address, phone number, full name, birth date, etc.)
- Download files from trusted sources.
- Use strong passwords.
- Never post inappropriate pictures.
- Don't meet with people you've only met online.
Before you post something online, stop and think. " Is this appropriate?" "Will this post damage myself?" "Will i put myself in danger?". All of those questions have an answer. Basic stuff you should not post especially when your account is public are:
- Pictures of your face.
- Family pictures.
- Address (where you live/ where you are?)
- Inappropriate pictures.
- Personal details.
- Full name
Being yourself is the best thing you can do to keep you the person you are. Don't let anything or anyone change you in any different way and never try to compare yourself with other people. Some people will like you as you are but some will don't, this doesn't mean that you have to change yourself because who you like wants you to be like him. Changing yourself is much worse, even if you think you look prettier. You were born an original, don't die as a copy.If you don't remember who you where, you can find your way through by doing something you really love (like sports, walking, playing etc.). Be careful, don't let the internet change the way you are and never listen what others comment about you. We use internet just for fun or for any kind of homework, but this doesn't mean that we stick onto a picture or to a comment that will make you compare yourself with it. you should never compare yourself with anything.
Press the "Being Yourself" button below if you're not quite sure.
When Your Friend Has a Problem Online
When you see that your friend is not like yesterday and her mood is different, don't ignore her mood because even if you think "Ok. tomorrow she will be as usual" her problem might be very serious. She might not want to talk about it but at least try to cheer this person up, do something he/she likes doing, something they will have fun . Even if she tells you her problem , try to notice their pain because for them it might be really important. You might not understand that online problems are very serious issues because you never know what will happen tomorrow and if your friend is in danger, talk to a trusted person that you know this person knows about these things and may help you. If it's really serious any in any moment you know that your friend will be in real trouble, call the police and warn her parents so they can do something about it.