Presentation on theme: "What you don’t know CAN hurt you!"— Presentation transcript:
1 What you don’t know CAN hurt you! SMART SurfingWhat you don’t know CAN hurt you!
2 Be SMART when socializing, shopping, working or playing online: You are responsible for the quality of your online experienceYou are responsible for the choices you make about sites you visit and information you shareYou are responsible for the consequences when you fail to be SMART online.
3 Be SMART online It’s Safer to keep your personal information personal Meet online acquaintances with a trusted adult alongAccept , photos, videos, and texts from people you already know in the real worldCheck the Reliability of all online offers before acting upon themTell a trusted adult if you have any doubts about anyone or anything online
4 Be SMART about sharing personal information online Personal information is your full name, phone number, address, school name/location, social security number, and photos of you or your familyNEVER give your password to ANYONE. Sites that make you log in HAVE your password, they won’t ask for it – and remember, sometimes your “friends” don’t stay friends, so don’t share passwords EVER.Remember that ANYTHING you post online will be out there forever!
5 Be SMART about meeting people you’ve only chatted with online People you chat with online are still strangers even if you’ve been chatting for a long timePredators will tell you EXACTLY what you want to hear to get you to meet themOnly arrange to meet people from online sites when a trusted adult can be there tooAnyone who suggests you meet them without an adult present, or offers to bring an adult friend instead of you having someone there, is probably hiding something from you.
6 Be SMART about accepting things from the web on your PC Most of the viruses that destroy your technology come in harmless-looking s, texts, photo or video filesDon’t accept mail from any unknown address – especially if it has attachmentsUse your head – if you didn’t ask for information about something, it’s SPAM
7 Be SMART about checking up on the 411 online Anyone can represent as anything onlinePeople can and will lie about themselves to gain your trust, then cause virtual or actual harm to you or your equipmentAlways check up on ANY information you receive from virtual friends, and try to limit chatting and friending to people you know in the real world
8 Be SMART about checking the reliability of online offers: If it seems too good to be true, it is probably a lieNO ONE gives you something for nothing online or in most other places – Compare to a mall – ever have a stranger run up to you and offer you some fantastic free item just for walking into a store?Companies DO NOT pay people just for logging into their sites or forwarding an
9 Be SMART about reporting abuse If anything or anyone you see online is making you uncertain, uncomfortable, or worried, tell a trusted adultReport any abuse you encounter on social networking sitesStick to the rules yourself – don’t be the person everyone “un-friends” for your poor online personality
10 Be SMART onlineIf you wouldn’t do it in the REAL WORLD, you shouldn’t do it in the virtual world!
11 Be SMART on your Smart Phone Follow all the same internet access rules on your phone that you follow on your computer.Watch what you TEXT – others may see it.PAY ATTENTION, make sure you’re texting the correct person.If you make a point of NEVER saying cruel or hurtful things, you won’t have to worry about being embarrassed by your words later.
12 Stop & Think Before You Snap & Post An app might delete your photo in 10 seconds, but that is MORE than enough time for anyone to capture it, and then it’s THEIRS.Consider the content of ANY photo before you post it – remember, you can’t EVER take it back.
13 “Sexting” is a CRIME, and includes: Photos of intimate behaviorFoul words describing intimate behaviorFoul words for private body partsTeasing about private body partsAsking for intimate physical contactThreatening intimate physical contact
14 Keep your friends’ 411 PRIVATE Don’t share cell numbers without permissionDon’t forward texts or photos without permissionKeep your phone Locked when not in useClear old messages and photos you don’t need.