Social Media Safety Posters

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Think Before You "Friend".
Item #W20
Sixty-five million social media users, one in four have a criminal record. I bet your "friend" won't tell you that.
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Be a friend, NOT a bystander.
Item #W16
Posting mean messages and video content on the internet is cruel and unproductive. If you witness bullying, try to help the victim by telling the bully to stop and report the behavior.
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Internet Pledge
Item #W19
I will NOT post any content
online for the express purpose
of causing harm.
I will NOT share any personal
information with public websites.
I will ALWAY report suspicious
or inappropriate behavior to the
proper authorities.
I will ALWAYS encourage others
to act responsibly & respectfully.
It's 10 o'clock. Do you know who's reading your text?
Item #W14
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Texting can lead to a sentence.
Item #W13
Sentenced 5 Years:
Internet Distribution of Child Pornography

Never share private information with strangers.
Item #W18
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Don't let a cyber-bully push your buttons.
Item #B44
Cyber -Delete-Bully
Talk to us directly.
Speak to a teacher you're comfortable with.
Talk confidentially.
Visit your guidance counselor's office.

Have you seen your friends' Face Booked?
Item #W21
1 in 4 people have a criminal record. Be careful online when making friends.
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Promote safe, responsible use of social media.

Texting while driving is for dummies.
Item #W22
Step 1. Never Text/Talk on the phone while driving.
Step 2. Be a good passenger and speak out when your driver is distracted.
Step 3. Encourage others to drive phone-free.

Never send text you wouldn't want everyone to see.
Item #W11
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Is your social networking making you antisocial?
Item #W15
Love the one you're with!
Never use your cellphone, take text messages or make calls when you are in school, crossing a street or in good company.
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Never Upload content that LOOKS BAD on YOU.
Item #W17
1. Assume EVERYONE sees your profile.
2. Use DISCRETION when posting pictures.
3. Never POST inappropriate content.

Inappropriate texting can attract some bad characters.
Item #W12
Text -Chat-Wisely

Alarming Report about Students Online*:

35% experience unwanted sexual content
80 texts per day are sent by average teens
20% of teens have been cyberbullied
68% agree cyberbulling is a problem

1. Start an awareness program that helps students understand the hidden online dangers.
2. Encourage positive dialogue about Internet safety.
3. Implement Internet safety education and keep parents informed of potential problems.

E-mail, cell phones, chat rooms, blogs, instant messages and social networking sites can invite trouble for your students from cyber-bullying to more serious Internet dangers. These dangers can consist of making threats; issuing insults and slurs; and other activities that are designed to inflict harm or damage to a person's life or reputation.

What makes socializing over the Internet so intense is the veiled nature of an Internet presence. Similarly, the vast and repeated dissemination of the offensive material and lurking sexual predators over the Internet amplifies the problem. Young students, whose social lives and identities are increasingly based on Internet contacts, could find it difficult to escape when encounters sour. And while many Internet interactions occur outside of school, they still come face-to-face each day on school grounds. Once in school, many students must then endure the in-person impact of Internet harassment and potential physical violence.
* National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Tips on Internet Student Safety