When was the last time you thought about these cyber basics? When was the last time that you talked to your child, tween or teen about them?
- Computer devices are a privilege not a right
- Computer devices are powerful tools and need to be treated with caution and respect
- Every person’s online footprint begins at birth
- Privacy doesn’t exist in the cyber-world
- The delete key doesn’t make your cyber life disappear
- Think before posting anything online such as images and comments because they can impact future employment and other opportunities
- Treat people online as if you’re face to face. If you wouldn’t say something to their face, don’t say it online!
- Be mindful that what you post online can go viral quickly
- Treat others the way you want to be treated online. Report offensive behavior!
- Be careful about over sharing and sharing personal information
- Know in real life the “friends and followers” that you are engaging with online
- Never meet up with someone you only met online. They could be a predator.
- Never share passwords
- Don’t sleep with your phone.
- Put devices away during family time and vacations.
- Remember that there is life beyond computer devices. Don’t miss out.