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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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KeepOnSmiling
KeepOnSmiling posted in Friends:
There is this guy at my school know my best friend likes, the problem is I like him as well and I think he may have been flirting with me. My friend says its okay but I don't think she's being honest. He's the first guy that I've liked that actually notices me. I like him but I don't want to lose my best friend. What do I do?
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KeepOnSmiling
KeepOnSmiling posted in Friends:
There is this guy at my school know my best friend likes, the problem is I like him as well and I think he may have been flirting with me. My friend says its okay but I don't think she's being honest. He's the first guy that I've liked that actually notices me. I like him but I don't want to lose my best friend. What do I do?
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Alexis7343
Alexis7343 posted in Friends:
Yes, both online and in person. It sucks when they say i did it its just they bullied me and I got back at them just 10x harder! I'm a nice person but I can be a real stuck up B!^** if you wanna mess with me. If I get back at you your gonna get it bad.
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GlimmeringSky16
Not really throughout my life but I guess since bullying is repeated teasing, once in fifth grade these kids made up the joke that my name(Su for those you that don't know) stood for StupidUgly, which I mean wasn't THAT bad but I was like what, 10 xD I mean I let it roll off but did end up crying in the shower once. My mom caught me and made me explain everything and made it better. So really, instead of hiding it I recommend talking to an adult about it if you're ever bullied, even tho keeping it a secret may seem like a good idea.  Ever since then I've never been bullied. I'm thankful fo that c;
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ha1l13
ha1l13 posted in Friends:
YEs I have been bullied. A lot. People who I think are my friends are back stabbers. They suddenly just like turn on me. I've had rumoursspread about me and I was so sad. I hated being bullied. But the best thing to do if you are being bullied is to hold your head high and not cry. Because if you show a single tear that is what the bully wants And it will take you as an easy target and will bully you more and more and more and more. And bullies won't stop until you stand up to them.
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