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).

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