You have the right to block
- h8rs & trolls
- your ex & frenemies
- Queen of England & Grumpy Cat
- ANYONE THAT HARASSES YOU, UPSETS YOU, OR MAKES YOU FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE.
Remember, you’re in control, so use blocking when it feels right.
A Cyberbully is still a bully
Being bullied by strangers stinks. Being bullied by your peers is even worse. Bullying others on social media, text, or even in-person is never cool and can totally ruin your day. It’s never funny to make someone feel like .
If someone cyberbullies you, don’t reply, and don’t retaliate. Save the message and show it to an adult you trust.
Can You Play Safe? Game on!
Which of the below do you do on a daily basis? Keep score as you go. Winner is a Candy Crush King. Loser is an Angry Bird.
- Be a good sport: +10
- Flood your newsfeed with your high scores: -25
- Use an alias instead of your real name: +20
- Buy from sketchy sites: -75
- Turn off team chat: +50
- Share personal information: -100
Where you at?
PEEK-A-BOO! CREEPSTERS CAN SEE YOU IF YOU’RE NOT CAREFUL ABOUT LOCATION SETTINGS.
Don’t let your ex, that girl you’re avoiding, or a rando follow you around. Turn off your location settings and be smart about checking in to a location.
Making Your Phone Safe
YOU PUT A CASE ON YOUR PHONE TO PROTECT IT. MAKE SURE YOU TAKE THE SAME CARE WITH YOUR APPS AND PERSONAL INFO.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR APPS ARE UP TO? REVIEW APP PERMISSIONS THROUGH YOUR PHONE’S PRIVACY SETTINGS. MAKE SURE LOCATION SETTINGS ARE OFF AND THAT IT’S NOT REGULARLY CHARGING YOUR CREDIT CARD OR POSTING ON YOUR SOCIAL NETWORKS.
Public vs. Private Profile
You don’t pee with the door open, right?
A public profile allows anyone who knows your name to know everything you do.
You wouldn’t let anyone come into your room and snoop, so treat your profile the same as your space.
Set privacy settings that protect your pics, posts, or tags. It’s better than closing your bedroom door after a long day.
Set a Password as Strong as You
YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORK HARD TO PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY. SHARING IS CARING, EXCEPT WHEN IT’S PASSWORDS. PASSWORDS ARE PRIVATE.
Bad Password: Your cat’s name or your birthday.
Good Password: The first letters of a sentence that’s meaningful to you, like “My best friend lives at 2801 Queen Street”: Mbfla2801qs
The Parent Translator
PARENT: I WANT THE PASSWORD TO YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA.
MEANING: I care about what you post and want to help you stay safe.
PARENT: I WANT TO SET UP PARENTAL CONTROLS ON YOUR PHONE.
MEANING: DO YOU KNOW ALL THE TIPS AND TRICKS FOR STAYING SAFE ONLINE?
PARENT: HOW DOES SNAPCHAT WORK?
MEANING: HOW DOES SNAPCHAT WORK?
Tag, you’re it!
You’ve got the photo. You’ve got the filter. Now you gotta tag your friends.
THINK BEFORE YOUR TAG YOURSELF OR A FRIEND. BECAUSE REPUTATION MATTERS:
- Does this photo reveal a home address or any personal info?
- Could someone get in trouble if they are tagged in the photo?
- Is there any nudity? Red cups? Bad hair?
What not to insta
Delete images that are inappropriate
- winning lottery ticket
- naked baby #tbt
- drunk photos
- awkward family bbq photos
- dead goldfish
- drinking game/beer pong championship
- new drivers license
- first credit card
- sexy new pjs/underwear
- selfies while driving
Welcome To A Bad Idea
Look. We’ve all made stupid mistakes online that led us to feel pretty dumb, or maybe even got us in trouble. Bad ideas can be giving out your phone number or bank info to someone you don’t know, or accidentally tagging a pic you didn’t want to.
Learn from your bad ideas to stay smart online. That’s a great idea!