By Abby York
Ways you identity gets stolen: stolen wallet or credit cards, documents or receipts left in the trash, phone or email scams, and unsecured computers or wireless networks.
Definition: Communication through the use of electronics to bully a person, typically by sending messages of intimidating or threating material.
If you are being cyberbullied or know someone that is being cyberbullied, here are some tips. Don't respond, save the evidence, talk to a trusted adult, block the bully, be a friend not a bystander, and be civil.
Definition: A person who looks for other people through the internet in order to use, control, or harm them in some way.
Tips to stay away from online are don't share personal information online, keep your pictures to a minimum, don't talk or chat with anybody that you don't know, don't get on chat rooms, and tell your family everything.
Definition: Information that defines who you are and that should not be given out unless absolutely needed for something important.
Tips to help keep your personal information private are beware of scammers, secure your browser, keep your passwords private and don't overshare on social media.
Definition: A person you know exclusively through the internet.
Tips to make sure your online friends is safe are get to know the person, talk to your parents about this person, make sure all the facts about themselves are 100% true, and don't meet with them unless you know who they are.
Definition: A piece of code that is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect, such as corrupting the system or destroying data.
To keep away from viruses you can do these things, install anti-virus software in your computer, don't open email attachments unless your expecting them, keep your computer updated, and use a firewall.