Don’t put any information online that will help unwanted strangers find or meet you. Don’t post your age, your birth-date, your hometown, any of that. If you’re on Facebook or something like that, you might even want to use a fake name that only your friends know. And NEVER post your address or phone number. Remember, the vast majority of people are nice and good, but there are creepy folk out there who want to meet you for creepy reasons. They will gladly lie about themselves to achieve this.
Biggest of All: Never ever EVER meet someone in person alone who you’ve only met online. If they’re legitimate, they’ll have no trouble meeting you with your parents or friends, in a public open place. There’s nothing wrong with having a “pen pal” online (hey after all, we’re talking, right?!), but if they want to meet with you, there’s a reason why. And that reason might be innocent and sweet or… creepy.
You can be hurt, raped and killed!! SCARY HUH? Well it happens everyday around the world. TELL a your parents!!! TELL a friend.
BULLIES AND BULLYING
Cyber-bullying — the practice of using technology to hurt someone's feelings — is turning computers and cell phones into weapons of personal destruction among America's youth. Imagine being a 13-year-old girl facing classmates after discovering a cell phone picture of her changing for gym class is being circulated among the seventh grade. Or imagine being an 11-year-old boy who is scared to go to school because an unknown bully sent him an Instant Message saying that he is so fat that he should kill himself. Cases such as these are happening every day, leading kids to be depressed and unable to concentrate.
Who knows more about the Internet, kids or grown-ups? Kids! Tweenangels show how much you know!
Teenangels are a group of thirteen to eighteen year old volunteers that have been specially trained in all aspects of online safety, privacy and security. After completion of the required training, the Teenangels run unique programs in schools to spread the word about responsible and safe surfing to other teens and younger kids, parents, and teachers.