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Helpful Technology Hints from Ms. MacDonald

Digital Citizenship Tips to Keep you Safe

One of the most important things that I can teach you is to be safe when you are on line. Navigating in a digital world can be overwhelming. Here are 10 tips from author: Kathleen Morris, that I think will help you!

  1. LAWS: Many sites and web tools are 13+. Most images and work online are protected by copyright

  2. TALK: Tell your parents what you're doing online. Always ask a trusted adult if you're unsure of anything.

  3. FRIENDS: Don't add or meet online friends without parent permission. Don't trust everything your friends tell you.

  4. PRIVACY: Keep personal info private: Your full name, Address, Phone number, Passwords, Your plans and birthday.

  5. REPUTATION: Don't post anything you wouldn't want teachers, family, friends, and future employers to see.

  6. QUESTION: You can't believe everything you read and see online. There's a lot of incorrect and biased info.

  7. BULLYING: Tell someone if you think cyberbullying is happening to you or other people you know.

  8. ACCOUNTS: Choose sensible email addresses and usernames. Use strong passwords and don't share them with others.

  9. MANNERS: Be polite and respectful at all times. Treat others online how you'd like to be treated.

  10. UNPLUG: Balance your screen time and green time. Get outdoors, move, play, and interact face to face.

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is using electronic devices to purposefully harass, mistreat or hurt someone else. It is when someone repeatedly makes fun of another or picks on another through hurtful comments, messages, threats, rumors, pictures, or videos posted or circulated online. I want you to understand that cyberbullying is NOT ok. If this happens to you or you know someone that is doing this, it is OK to tell someone. You can anonymously call, text or email the Ok2say hotline to report an instance of cyberbullying,

Call:8-555-OK2SAY (855-565-2729) Text:652729 (OK2SAY) Email:OK2SAY@mi.gov

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