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Online Safety: Top 10 Things NOT To Post Online

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that when you post a photo or a comment online it’s not just your friends you’re sharing it with. Kidzworld gives you the lowdown on online safety with the Top 10 Things NOT To Post. Check em out!

10. Your Photo

Social networking sites like Facebook make it a lot easier to share photos with your friends, but think before you post. Only share photos with friends you know offline and make sure you check out your privacy settingsdon’t let randoms snoop through your albums!

9. Your Journal

You might think that it’s safe to start an anonymous blog all about your life, but be careful. It’s easy to figure out who you are based on a few details. If you do decide to keep an online journal, make sure it’s password protected and only share it with your friends.

8. Your Schedule

Don’t post your class schedule or when you’re planning to show up for basketball practice—you never know what creeps might show up.

7. Gossip

Cyberbullying is a serious form of harassment. If you need to vent about a classmate, call a friend to gripe instead of posting the rant online. You’ll spare the victim and save yourself some majorl legal trouble!

6. Party Details

Just like your class schedule, this kind of info should only be shared with your real life friends. Be careful about making public postings about parties. Word can spread fast—and not always to people you want showing up at your house.

5. Your School

Don’t ever post the name of your school. No one needs to know that info, especially the weirdos that want to freak out kids by showing up on school grounds.

4. Your Address

Keep this info on the down low.

3. Your Phone Number

Unless you want creepy phone calls in the middle of the night, keep your phone number off the Internet.

2. Your Passwords

Don’t even tell your passwords to your best friend. You could get in a fight and they might decide to break into your accounts as a joke.

1. Where You Are Right Now

This is the most important thing not to post. Although it’s tempting to tweet or post a status update about the awesome ice cream you’re eating on Main Street, you shouldn’t broadcast your location to the whole world. You never know who might be listening.

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Flamesword15
Flamesword15 posted in Friends:
Touche... I feel alone as well... I hate myself... People bully me for the stupidest of reasons, and it never ends! It's the reason I came on here in the first place. To have people that I can consider friends with a straight face (I have a few of those in real life but I'm not exactly a social butterfly. Well, I hate myself even more when I have to lie about not having friends, saying I have heaps of them, when that would be 35... I'm sorry if I offended anyone, but hey, I just assume I offend everyone I talk to... which is why I don't talk much...
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classicrockgirl71
Ask your dad why he won't let you go. If it's cost then offer to pay for it yourself if he won't pay and you don't want your friend to pay. If you don't have enough money right now ask your dad if you can pay him back over time by doing extra chores or something. Also calmly explain that you really like the band and really would like to see them live. Is your friend's mom or dad going with you? That might affect his decision if he's worried about your safety.
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brachio_hera
brachio_hera posted in Friends:
yeah. me too :| 
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gymnasts123
Everytime I ask my dad for something, its no. Yesterday I asked if I could go to the 5sos concert, he said no, and I asked why. He said there was no one to take me. My friend offered to take me, since she is going. I asked for money for the ticket, and he asked how much it was. I said it was $24, and he said that is too much and that he just bought me a phone yesterday. (my phone was an update, IT WAS 99 CENTS!) My friend then offered to pay for my ticket, and I told her I couldnt let her do it, she has bought me too many things already. WHat d0 i do? How do I convince my parents? It will be my first concert.
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disney princess
"Delancey" wrote:I'm sorry to hear this , but I think you should talk with your teachers. It's really annoying, and I guess you shouldn't care for whatever they say. You're pretty, you're beautiful in your own way. Um, I guess you should talk with teachers/adults about it and I know it'll be tough for you, but ignore what they say and just be you!  
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