How much do you know about ONLINE SAFETY?
This is such an important thing to know about, we hope you take 20 minutes or so to watch all the videos below! Maybe you can discuss what you learn with your mentor so you can consider how safe you are online and set some goals to change your online habits 🙂
Social media can be a useful tool to keep in contact with friends and family, but you need to be aware of what information is shared and with whom. The images and information posted on social networking sites can damage your online reputation. In the future employers may use social networking sites to “research” job candidates. This may not affect you now, but what you post today, could damage their future prospects.
By taking simple precautions to secure social networking profiles it can be ensure that the private and personal information shared is protected.
Reputation Management Guide:
ThinkUKnow has put together a detailed guide to managing your online reputation available here (2Mb), as well as a quick reference fact sheet available here (280KB). Both of these are provided in PDF format.
Watch the videos below to know more of the risks:
Could Blackmail Happen to You?
This video is from the Thinkuknow education programme in the UK. We now have an Australian version which is www.thinkuknow.org.au
This video helps you to recognise what constitutes personal information. This helps you to understand what you need to be as protective of your personal information online, as they are in the real world. It also directs you where to go and what to do if you are worried about any of the issues covered.
JOSH SHIPP on INTERNET SAFETY TIPS FOR TEENS (6 minutes)
‘Teens today live a huge portion of their lives online. In fact, according to a study from Pew Research Center, 92 percent of teens report going online daily—including 24 percent who say they go online “almost constantly.”
Why so much online activity? The accessibility of smartphones, of course. Fully 91 percent of teens go online from mobile devices at least occasionally. Among these “mobile teens,” 94 percent go online daily or more often. That’s a lot of time spent looking at a screen.
Just like you want your teen to stay safe in school and at the mall, you need to be sure they’re being smart about how they handle themselves online.
More helpful advice at: http://joshshipp.com/get-started
WELLCAST on ‘INTERNET SAFETY’
Safe Web Surfing: Top Tips for Kids and Teens Online
‘Would you ever walk into a giant arena full of strangers and make it rain postcards with your phone number and home address? No? Then what are you doing publishing those details online, where anyone in the WORLD can access them? It’s easy to forget that the information we put on social media is visible not only to our actual social circles, but to our friends’ friends and their friends’ friends…and that creepy guy halfway across the world who you’ve never met. So, today we break down the importance of setting strict privacy settings, choosing strong passwords and other steps you can take to ensure you stay safe online. Good news! Internet safety is easier than you think.’
WELLCAST on ‘HOW TO BEAT CYBERBULLIES’
Today on WellCast, we’re taking a look at the effects of cyberbullying and ways to end it. What is cyberbullying? In many ways, online cyberbullying can be scarier than physical bullying—and much harder to escape, too. But that is OK, because your WellCast army has returned to back you up: We’re going to teach you a four-step method for escaping the clutches of cyberbullies.
Download the worksheet at http://goo.gl/CjLp3
WELLCAST on ‘DISCONNECTING FROM TECHNOLOGY’
Sometimes, you need to go off the grid. If you’re more concerned with checking Facebook than interacting with the people in front of you or getting to the next level of Temple Run instead of crossing the street safely… it might be time to take a slight step back from technology and get off the grid for a minute. No worries! Today on WellCast, we’re going to help you do just that. This episode was suggested by an entire class in One for Autism Academy in San Antonio, Texas! Check out their video here: http://goo.gl/BXsLW