Online Safety

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.
Maybe they can help you consider how safe you are online and maybe even set some goals to change your online habits 🙂

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 video: Avoid the Temptation to Give Information

‘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 Video: Cyber Safety Tips
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 video: How to Beat the 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 video: 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

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