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1 ON LINE and doing FINE Using your head When surfing the web. Family Campers and RVers 2011

2 The internet brings a lot of information from a lot of places Family Campers and RVers 2011

3 At the same time, it SENDS a lot of information TO a lot of places. Family Campers and RVers 2011

4 Each of those recipients can send your information on. Pretty soon, EVERYONE may have access to what you posted. Family Campers and RVers 2011

5 Anything you post can go anywhere!  Once you have posted anything on a social network, there is NOTHING you can do to keep someone else from reposting it.  There is no way to reliably remove anything you have posted from the network. Family Campers and RVers 2011

6 WHO CARES? FFamily PPrivate matters may become public knowledge. YYour family’s privacy and security may be endangered. FFriends CComments may be taken out of context. FFeelings and reputations can be hurt. Family Campers and RVers 2011

7 WHO CARES? FFuture Employers MMany now look to social networks to get insight into prospective employees CCollege admissions boards MMay look at social interactions in considering your application Family Campers and RVers 2011

8 WHO CARES? PPolice SSocial media is scanned for potential harmful or illegal activity UUnknown individuals w ho can gain access to your information at any time in the future. SSexual predators IIdentity thieves Family Campers and RVers 2011

9  YOU What you post may be the only thing that someone knows about you. If what you post is negative, critical, degrading… You will appear to others as being negative, critical, degrading. FIRST IMPRESSIONS ARE HARD TO CHANGE! WHO SHOULD CARE? WHAT YOU SEE GET Family Campers and RVers 2011

10 BE SMART ONLINE Family Campers and RVers 2011

11 BE SMART Words and pictures, once posted, are there forever. OOthers may download and circulate them, even if you remove them later. TThey also can alter them to portray something untrue and inappropriate. TThe repercussions may follow you years later. Family Campers and RVers 2011

12 BE SMART What you post can affect your  Reputation  Relationships (family and friends)  Future opportunities (Career, education, job) Family Campers and RVers 2011

13 BE SMART A Rule of Thumb Put nothing in print that you would not be proud to say if you were standing in front of an audience… Because you ARE Family Campers and RVers 2011

14 BE SAFE ONLINE Family Campers and RVers 2011

15 STAY SAFE ONLINE  Be anonymous  Do not leave posts with  Addresses  Phone numbers  Any financial information  Post with caution  Talk about your vacation AFTER you return  Avoid telling where you are.  Avoid telling where you are not. Family Campers and RVers 2011

16 STAY SAFE ONLINE  Be honest about your age.  Be careful with whom you “friend.”  A good rule of thumb is to only friend people you have already met.  NEVER agree to meet alone or in a private place anyone you do not already know.  People are not always who they portray themselves to be. Family Campers and RVers 2011

17 STAY SAFE ONLINE  Think before you link.  Some invitations to links open your device to viruses or other malware  Not everything you read on the internet is true. Don’t pass on everything that is sent to you before you check it out to be sure it is accurate. Family Campers and RVers 2011

18 CYBER BULLYING Family Campers and RVers 2011

19 CYBERBULLYING  Mean-spirited comments.  Harassment involving rumors, images, threats.  Can take the form of , text messages, online games, comments on a social networking site Family Campers and RVers 2011

20 CYBERBULLYING  Purpose of cyber-bullying :  To put the other person down.  To damage someone’s reputation.  To retaliate for an actual or perceived conflict with the other person  Jealousy TO MAKE THE BULLY FEEL HE/SHE HAS “POWER” OVER YOU Family Campers and RVers 2011

21 CYBERBULLYING Cyber Bullying has many faces  FLAMING Online fights, angry, vulgar language.  HARASSMENT Repeated offensive, rude and insulting posts.  CYBER STALKING Staying “in your face” with critical or obscene posts  DENIGRATION Cruel gossip or rumors damaging to reputation or friendships Family Campers and RVers 2011

22 CYBERBULLYING  IMPERSINATION Pretending to be someone else, posting info that  Makes that person look bad  Gets person in trouble or in danger  Damages the person’s reputation or friendship  OUTING AND TRICKERY Sharing the victim’s secrets or embarrassing info Tricking the victim into revealing that information online.  EXCLUSION Intentionally excluding victim from an on-line group Family Campers and RVers 2011

23 CYBERBULLYING  How do you identify Cyber-bullying?  Message makes you feel threatened or hurt.  Consider how you interact with others  Could what YOU write be considered bullying?  If the posts or photos you upload about someone else were aimed at you, how would you feel? Family Campers and RVers 2011

24 CYBERBULLYING HOW DO YOU RESPOND TO A CYBER-BULLY?  Don’t reply (bullies are looking for a response)  Block or delete the bully from your contacts.  Don’t try to solve the problem on your own.  Don’t delete messages that have been received (may be needed for proof)  If someone is impersonating you online, contact the owner of the site or police authorities to file a report. Family Campers and RVers 2011

25 CYBERBULLYING LEGAL ISSUES Can lead to arrest and prosecution Threats of violence Coercion (making people do things through threats or blackmail) Obscene or harassing phone calls Harassment or stalking Hate or bias crimes Creating or sending sexually explicit images Taking photo of someone in a place where privacy is expected. Family Campers and RVers 2011

26 CYBERBULLYING THINGS TO REMEMBER  All actions have consequences  Cyber Bullying hurts.  Victims are being used and manipulated by cyber bully.  Cyber bullies and accomplices often become the target of someone else.  You have the power to stand up for what is right. Family Campers and RVers 2011

27 IDENTITY THEFT Family Campers and RVers 2011

28 PREVENT IDENTITY THEFT Identity theft occurs when someone  impersonates you  uses your information and money to gain something for themselves. Family Campers and RVers 2011

29 PREVENT IDENTITY THEFT  The more someone knows about you, the more able they are to impersonate you.  The more personal information that you post online, the more others will know about you. BE CAREFUL HOW MUCH PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU ALLOW OTHERS TO ACCESS! Family Campers and RVers 2011

30 PREVENT IDENTITY THEFT  Only “friend” people you know.  Keep your personal identifiers (name, address, birth date, SSN) to yourself  Do not open s or posts from persons you don’t know.  If someone is using your identity on the social media, contact the site administrators.  Make certain you have good security software on your computer. Family Campers and RVers 2011

31 So by using your head when surfing the web you can be & Family Campers and RVers 2011


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