Friday, February 13, 2015

OK 2 Say (Online Safety)

Recently, a spokesperson from the attorney general's office came to our school to talk to us about Internet safety and cyberbullying, all part of the Ok 2 Say program. Here are some tips, pointers and guidelines they told us. First things first, you can reach your friends and/or family in many ways, which include Facetime, Skype, Snapchat, and many other popular social networks. That's why it is also important to ask a parent or guardian before getting online. Second thing, Cyberbullying is on the Internet and it can be very hurtful to a person, especially if its consistently (all the time). This could happen daily and can cause a lot of stress to somebody. You have the choice to ignore it or you can do many things to stop this from getting out of hand. You can block, report or even tell an adult. But to prevent any of this from happening you can be sure to only accept family and close friends on any social media accounts and be sure to make your account private. That will definitely help protect you, your friends, and your family. This is a very serious matter and you're putting yourself and others at risk if you're being cyberbullying you need to speak up and tell someone. These could be you’re friends, family, or even your teacher.

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