Importance of Technology Safety It is important to be safe when using technology so that you: Protect your personal information and privacy Respect others’ personal information and privacy Prevent Cyberbullying Only talk to people you know Enjoy technology for all the neat and wonderful things it does!
“If you wouldn’t do it to their face. Don’t do it online.” CyberBullying
What is Cyberbullying? Cyberbullying Any form of bullying behavior that happens over communication technologies Cell phones Computers and the internet Gaming devices
“I believe my son would have survived these incidents of bullying and humiliation if they took place before computers and the internet.” – John Halligan, Father and Anti-Bullying Advocate
Cyberbullying BullyingCyberbullying School Few people see Short term Adults may see Face-to-Face 24/7 Lots of people see Can’t erase it Adults may not Not in person
What Can You Do? Cyberbullying Tell a trusted adult Delete the message from the site Set for them a positive example Take them off your contact list Print or save the message for evidence Block/Ignore them
Digital Memory Technology has memory What you do with technology is permanent If you don’t want something to be around ‘forever’ choose not to do it
Passwords Safe & Secure: Different passwords for different accounts Difficult for others to guess At least 8 characters with a mix of capital, lower case, numbers, and special characters Give only to trusted adults Never allow the computer to save your password on that site
Safety Tips for Some of the Most Popular Programs Making Good Decisions
“Private” Profiles Friends in life = Friends Online No contact or personal info Careful what you post Talk to a trusted adult about what info you share and who your “friends” are
Only give your number to people you know Respond to calls & texts only if you know the number Block numbers you don’t know or want Never send any texts/pics you don’t want to be permanent or that are hurtful to someone else
1.Only use webcams while talking to people you know 2.While on the webcam don’t take pictures or behave in ways you wouldn’t normally 3.Remember that the person on the other end can take still-frame shots, save them, and pass them on 4.Tell a trusted adult if someone ever asks you to do something inappropriate via a webcam
Posting/Sending Pics Before posting/sending a pic ask yourself: Do I want this to be permanent? Would I be embarrassed if this picture was posted at school? Would I show this to my grandma? Tell people taking your picture that you don’t want it posted online or sent via text Never post/send pictures of others online Never take a picture of your body or another person’s If someone asks you to take an inappropriate picture, tell an adult!
“Sexting” is the sending and receiving of nude or partially nude pictures, videos, or sexual text messages via cell phone. NEVER SEXT.
The most important thing I learned… One thing I will do differently… Time to Evaluate
Always Remember Don’t be a fool. Be TECHNICOOL!!!