Online Safety Tips For Teenagers
Here are some tips for teenagers to stay safe online:
Public Profile: It’s a good idea to set your social network profiles to private so that only your friends can see your posts and photos.
Not everyone is a friend: Do not accept friend request from unknown people on social networks. You never know who is behind the screen.
Personally Identifiable Information: Do not give out personal information such as your address, phone number, or school to strangers online.
Passwords: Use strong passwords made up of letters, numbers and symbols. Change them periodically and don’t share them with anyone.
Photos and videos: Think carefully before taking personal photos and videos. These can leak and do malicious things.
Chats and messages: Don’t share personal information with people you know in chats. If it makes you feel uncomfortable, you can report it to an adult.
Cyberbullying: If you experience cyberbullying, you should not tolerate it. Report parents, teachers or the police.
Be careful with games: If you play online games, be careful about the information you give to other players and avoid agreeing to meet up with someone you met online.
Online safety is a responsible practice that should be reinforced from an early age. Teenagers need to be aware of the risks and follow these tips to enjoy a safe online experience.