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Social Networking. Online Safety and Cyber Bullying. Technology and You. 73% of teens are on a social networking site 37% of teenagers send messages (text, online chat, email) every day The average teen has 201 Facebook friends. The Dark Side of the Internet.

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social networking

Social Networking

Online Safety and Cyber Bullying

technology and you
Technology and You
  • 73% of teens are on a social networking site
  • 37% of teenagers send messages (text, online chat, email) every day
  • The average teen has 201 Facebook friends
the dark side of the internet
The Dark Side of the Internet
  • 42% of young people have been bullied online, 1 out of 4 have had it happen multiple times
  • 59% of teens have given out personal info to someone they don’t know, including photos and physical descriptions
  • 29% have posted mean info, embarrassing photos, or spread rumors about someone
  • 29% have been stalked or contacted by a stranger they don’t know
  • 24% have had private or embarrassing info made public without their permission
how to stay safe online
How to Stay Safe Online
  • Create a secure password for yourself avoid pets names, nicknames, favorite sports team, band, etc.
  • Don’t share your password
  • Don’t post your address, contact info, or personal data online
how to stay safe online cont
How to Stay Safe Online Cont.
  • Only accept friend requests from people you know.
  • Make sure your social networking account is private, check your privacy settings. Only your friends should be able to see your profile/posts.
  • Don’t post anything you wouldn’t want your parents, teachers, or employer to see. Colleges have denied students admission because of their online activity.
  • Think twice about what you’re posting. Private information should be kept private and off the internet, regardless of how secure you think your page is.
what is cyber bullying
What is Cyber Bullying?
  • Cyber bullying is the misuse of technologies such as: email, instant messaging, website posts, digital messages or images sent to a cell phone to harass, intimidate, bully, or terrorize another person.
why is it easier to bully online
Why is it Easier to Bully Online?
  • Ability to remain anonymous
  • Sense of power
  • Parents aren’t always aware of what’s going on
  • Can reach multiple people in a short period of time
  • More comfortable saying things online than you would be in person
effects of cyber bullying
Effects of Cyber Bullying
  • People who are bullied are more likely to:
    • Develop low-self esteem
    • Get poor grades
    • Avoid attending school
    • Become withdrawn
    • Develop physical illness (stomachaches, headaches, etc.)
what can you do if you are being cyber bullied
What Can You Do if You Are Being Cyber Bullied?
  • Avoid confrontations online, a simple disagreement can escalate quickly
  • Stop the interaction by blocking the user, or logging off the social networking site
  • Save a copy of the conversation or post
  • Determine who is being a cyber bully
  • Tell your parent, teacher, or counselor what’s going on so that they can help you
  • Don’t be afraid to involve an adult, cyber bullying is against our school policy and it is a serious matter
what can you do if you know someone is being cyber bullied
What Can You Do if you Know Someone is Being Cyber Bullied?
  • Don’t just be a bystander, take action!
  • If you are friends with the bully or know who they are, ask them to stop
  • Involve your parent, teacher, or counselor so that they can help put an end to the bullying