Can You Be Safe Online?
Abby Acosta 21st Century Literacy-7P
1. NEVER post your personal information, such as a cell phone number, home phone number, home address, or your location on any social networking site or mobile apps like Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook or private messages.
2. NEVER meet in person with anyone you first “met” on the internet. If someone asks to meet you, tell your parents or someone you trust right away. Some people may not be who they say they are online.
3. NEVER share your password with anyone, including your best friend. The only people who should know your password are your parents.
4. If you wouldn’t say something to another person’s face, don’t text it or post it online that will hurt their feelings as much as saying to their face.
5. Use the privacy settings on social networking sites, because anyone can find your personal information and pictures.
6. Never respond to mean or rude texts, messages, or e-mails, always save the messages so you have proof of the mean comments. You may need to delete friends who continuously bother you or post things that are not appropriate for your age so you don't get in trouble.
7. If anything makes you feel uncomfortable online, while gaming online or when using your cell phone, talk with your parents or someone you trust right away.
8. Check with your parents before you post pictures of yourself or others online. Do not post inappropriate pictures of anyone or yourself.
Like I said in #1, anyone can find your information in just one click, It's like having a paper held up in the middle of New York with your phone number, address, and home phone number. Always be caution online there are so many creeps that will print your information search your name and find all your information like where you go to school, what state you live in, and most important they can find your neighborhood and your address.
Moving on to #2, when you meet someone online , always think to yourself would I get into a random strangers car? I hope you answered yes, because they would want to meet you right away, and some people are not who they say they are online.
Now #3, don't share your password with anyone, not even you closest friends because, that person can easily hack you and post things that you didn't post or even think of. When you notice something is wrong/different with your account,or you notice that you posted something that you didn't post tell your parent or school teacher right away, so they can solve the problem and change your password or delete your account and end it from there.
Most impotant #4 BULLYING! it's as easy as 1, 2 , 3. 1- think before you post or if you would say it directly to their face. 2- If you would not want anyone making fun of you, posting a picture that you looked bad in, then don't post it. 3- Get permission from your parents before you post anything.
#5 Private! Keep your pictures of family and you private. On all of your social network sites go to your settings and click private so only people that request to have permission to look at your photos.
#6 and two more to go! If someone is being mean and telling you hurtful things, never respond always save the messages and tell a adult right away. you can always block the person and print the proof.
#7 If someone is posting a uncomfortable photo or message block Neberthe person, and block the post too. Never respond because the person can say you started it first and delete the messages that person wrote.
Last but not least #8! Always check with your parents before you post something of someone else or yourslef. Make sure that person let's you have permission before you post it because it could be a hurtful image.