Tips for tweens to stay safer online.
Don't be mean.
Gossiping doesn't make you cool.
Ignore, Block, Tell.
Ignore mean or threatening messages, block the sender, and tell a trusted adult who can help you report them.
If your friends are cyberbullying someone, speak up!
Sharing Too Much
DOn't post anything too personal or embarassing.
Protect your Space.
Use privacy settings and don't accept just anyone as a friend.
Recognize the difference between cute and creepy.
An older guy who wants to "date" someone much younger is just creepy.
Don't just sit there, REPORT!
Report anyone who asks to meet you in person to the police and CyberTipline.org.
Talk to your parents or guardians.
Talk to them about what's going on online. They're not as bad as you think!
Visit MissingKids.org/NetSmartz for more on digital safety issues. There you'll find helpful videos, printable tip sheets, presentations, and other activities