Online Safety Tips with Phineas and Ferb http://tv.disney.go.com/disneychannel/commonsense/

Okay, now I realize that this is a bit silly and that most of you probably don’t watch Phineas and Ferb (though I do!); however, the sentiment is right. You guys are living in a time where socializing is nearly a constant activity. Click on the link below to watch the Social Media Revolution 2011 video on YouTube. (The times are changing!!  Even right now!!!)

With all of the social media available, it’s important to remember a few things:

  1. Stay Safe. Don’t give away personal information to a stranger. I’m sure you’ve heard that a thousand times, but it’s so easy to do.
  2. Speak up. Don’t allow yourself or anyone else to be cyberbullied. On the flipside, don’t bully others online (or anywhere). Schools are paying a lot of attention to cyberbullies these days and it’s much easier to catch someone when they do their bullying in writing.
  3. Be smart. Watch what you put online or allow others to tag you in. To echo Phineas and Ferb, it doesn’t go away. People have lost jobs because of something on their Facebook page. It’s not worth ruining your future to go completely uncensored on social media sites.

 

All of this has been said before, but what hasn’t been heard is your opinion. How big of an impact does social media have on your life, and how do you protect yourself online?

Social Media Revolution 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SuNx0UrnEo

For more go to: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/tech/tec14.shtm


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