Quick Tips for Teens
Posted by Amy Shannon on 6/6/2018
The quick tips for teens:
- Put everything behind password protected walls, where only friends can see.
- Protect your password and make sure you really know who someone is before you allow them onto your friend’s list.
- Blur or morph your photos a bit so they won’t be abused by cyberbullies or predators.
- Don’t post anything your parents, principal or a predator couldn’t see.
- What you post online stays online - forever!!!! So ThinkB4UClick!
- Don’t do or say anything online you wouldn’t say offline.
- Protect your privacy and your friends’ privacy too...get their okay before posting something about them or their pics online.
- Check what your friends are posting/saying about you. Even if you are careful, they may not be and may be putting you at risk.
- That cute 14-year old boy may not be cute, may not be 14 and may not be a boy! You never know!
- And, unless you’re prepared to attach your blog to your college/job/internship/scholarship or sports team application…don’t post it publicly!
- Stop, Block and Tell! (don’t respond to any cyberbullying message, block the person sending it to you and tell a trusted adult).
- R-E-S-P-E-C-T! (use good netiquette and respect the feelings and bandwidth of others).
- Keep personal information private (the more information someone has about you, the more easily they can bully you).
- Google yourself! (conduct frequent searches for your own personal information online and set alerts … to spot cyberbullying early).
- Take 5! (walk away from the computer for 5 minutes when something upsets you, so you don’t do something you will later regret).