You learn, connect with friends and play games online. Just as you look both ways when crossing the street (at least we hope you do), be sure to take some precautions when you are online. Try to remember to always
STOP - Take safety measures to ensure your safety online. Secure your devices. Use strong passwords.
THINK - Think about the long term consequences of your actions and how they can affect your future.
CONNECT - Always protect yourself from harm before you connect. Get savvy about WiFi hotspots, public wireless networks and hotspots are not secure.
Remember personal information is like money. Value it. Protect it.
Get more information from Stop.Think.Connect: http://www.scranton.edu/pir/its/documents/teens.pdf
Know your privacy settings
Watch what you tweet: Social Media can affect college admissions
Private Today Public Tomorrow
College Bound - Digital Footprints
Internet Safety Tips for Teens - Helpful and Funny
Internet safety - Julie, 13, Tells her story
Do’s and Dont’s when Using Social Networks
Protect Your Computer From Malware
Stand By or Stand Up
Online Searches & Copyright
Sometimes your teacher may task you with doing research online for a project. Or maybe you just want to find the price of the latest gaming device. It is important that you search safely and efficiently. Below are some links to help you understand how you can make your searches more efficient and most importantly safe.
10 tips for smarter, more efficient Internet searching
How to Use Google Search More Effectively (Infographic)
Google Guide - Making Searching Even Easier
You should also make sure that you are following copyright laws, and avoid plagiarism.
Can I use it yes - no?
Copyright and Fair Use Animation