Social networking Internet shopping Email Blogging Communication Lots more!
To keep yourself SAFE while using the internet, you have to be SMART.
All of the information listed above is considered personal information. To keep safe, you must keep this to yourself. Do not post it on social media for everyone to see. Unwanted visitors might come across it.
Someone you meet online can look sweet in their pictures, but when you meet up they can be completely different. Stay safe by not meeting up with strangers, especially if no one knows where you are or who you are with.
77 million people are online everyday. These are the percentages of people that have been asked to meet, willing to meet, and has met.
Emails are a fast and easy way to communicate. However, some people send “junk” or “spam” emails or things that might make you feel uncomfortable. DO NOT respond to these. Tell a trusted adult and delete them.
Make sure you investigate to make sure the websites you visit are reliable. Some people write their opinion and pass it along as fact. Not everything you read on the internet is true.
Tell someone if something online makes you feel uncomfortable! Don’t ever feel bad or scared about what you see.
Pictures are great to hand to a friend but not great to send to chat room friends online. You never know who is on the receiving end of those pictures. Be careful when trusting people online.
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