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Make Safe Choices Online

Videos, games, comics and quizzes on making safe choices online.

The Naked Truth : Beware What You Share

  

38% of COLLEGE Admissions officers found something online that had a negative impact on their evaluation of a student.

27% of EMPLOYERS have fired workers for misusing email or the Internet.

70% of U.S. JOB RECRUITERS have rejected candidates based on their online reputations.

10% of COMPANIES monitor social networking sites and blogs to track content about the company.

64% of PARENTS look at the content on their teen's phone.

51% of TEENS are concerned about what a potential (or current) employer might see about them online.

91% of TEENS share nude/semi-nude images and suggestive messages sent to them.

43% of TEENAGERS have been victims of cyber-bullying.

50 U.S. STATES have laws where "sexting" can result in criminal charges.

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Ways To Be Safe Online

  • Choose and use passwords wisely 
    – Make certain that your password contains at least 8 characters and     
    includes a variety of numbers, letters, and/or symbols.

     
  • Download with  care
    – Download  images, applications, and screen savers from trusted sources
    only. Make certain that you know that the website you are visiting and it is
    one you can trust.

     
  • Do not immediately open e-mail attachments
    – If you receive an e-mail attachment that you were not expecting (even if
    it is from someone you know), do not open it—there may be a virus contained
    within it. Your best bet is to send e-mail back to the sender asking them to
    explain what the attachment contains. If it is a virus, they may not even know the e-mail  was sent. This extra step can really help to protect your system!

     
  • Avoid forwarding chain letters, jokes, and other types of SPAM
    – These letters often contain false information that misleads people. In
    addition, they send the personal data of yourself and your friends to strangers through malware embedded in the chain-email.  By forwarding emails to your friends, you may be creating a list of emails for spammer to use.

     
  • Be sure to use and update your anti-virus software
    – This is your best defense against
    viruses!

     
  • Make regular back-ups of your files
    – In the case of a virus or computer malfunction, regular back-ups help to  
    get your system back in order quickly.

     
  • When you receive a message that makes you feel uncomfortable, do not respond
    – Immediately shut off your monitor or close your laptop and talk to a parent or trusted adult.

 

  • Use your computer in a positive manner that is respectful and courteous to
    others

    – Remember, it is important to use your system to do good things—not harm.
     
  • Protect your personal data by not giving out your name, address, phone number,
    etc.

    – This information should only be     given to people that you trust—it’s always a good idea to check with your     parents before providing this information.
     
  • Help others to recognize the importance of protecting yourself and your computer system
    – Share these steps with your  friends and family!

 

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