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How fast does information travel once it gets online? These teens know.
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Stuff to Know
Once you put something on the Internet, it’s
out of your control
Talk with a trusted adult
about what information is OK to send online or through text messages.
about what you share—it could end up
If you get a text, IM, or e-mail that was meant to be private,
think before you forward it
. Would you want someone to share your secrets?
Mad at a friend or want to get back at an enemy?
Don’t do it online
. Kids have been suspended and even arrested for posting mean and threatening messages.
, it doesn’t take very long for a text message or online content to travel. Something that you regret saying now could be all over your school in a matter of minutes.
Talk to a trusted adult
about any information you receive or see online that makes you scared or uncomfortable.