I'm online and I meet someone my age in a chat room.Is it OK to give them my address or phone number so we can get together?
No: Never give out personal information when you’re
gaming and never agree to meet anyone outside of the game.
If you want to have an ‘offline’ conversation with this person, tell your
parents and ask if they can they can think of a safe way to arrange it.
You’re playing a game online. Suddenly, you get a pop-up message. The message reads “Congratulations, you’ve been randomly selected to win a brand new iPhone!” What would you do?
You post some pictures of you and your friends online. You decide later you want to take the photo down. Once you deleted it from your social account, does that mean it’s gone from the internet?
No: Think twice before sharing information on social media.
Remember “once on internet, always on internet”. Anything you post
or say about people stays online.
Kids in your class are group texting hurtful comments about someone else. You’re in the group and receiving these messages. What do you do?
Do not reply but save the messages and inform your parents or a teacher: Don’t respond. If someone is bullying others, or you, remember that your reaction is usually exactly what they want. It gives them power. Save and show the messages to your parents or your teacher so they can take an appropriate action against the bully.
And remember, be a friend not a bully. Don’t share inappropriate information
online about someone that could be hurtful. Threats or trying to ruin another
person’s reputation could get you in trouble at home, school and even with