DIGITAL DANGER

Dos and Don'ts

   (As recited by the actors at the conclusion of Cyber-Mare)


In chat rooms, or instant messages, don’t give out personal information.

Don’t respond to an abusive or obscene post-ignore it, block it or log off. You could end up writing something you’ll regret.

If you receive an obscene or abusive email, don’t reply. They want some kind of reaction. Don’t give them the satisfaction of replying, and they’ll probably stop.

Don’t reply to spam email. This will just confirm your email address as a real one.

Don’t open or read messages if you know they’re from cyberbullies. Save them in a file. If you find out later that you need to take action the police will want copies.

Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and sites like YouTube, have rules about posting harassing or threatening material. Know the policies of the sites you use.

Don’t reply to text messaging or video messaging that’s inappropriate. Your service provider has a number you can call to report abusive messaging.

If you are threatened, inform an adult and your school principal. They can contact local law enforcement.


Today’s technology is an amazing and powerful tool that helps us accomplish great things.
But, you have to be careful, and you have to think.

RESOURCES

American Academy of Pediatrics
www.aap.org

American Academy of Pediatrics Announces New Recommendations for
Children’s Media Use
https://bit.ly/2eUUttI

Policy Statement: Media Use in School-Aged Children and Adolescents
Council on Communications and Media
https://bit.ly/2VJXmjM

Family Media Plan Helps Parents Set Boundaries for Kids
https://bit.ly/2UwNahX

Common Sense Media
www.commonsensemedia.org

Family Media Agreement/Contract
https://bit.ly/2HTKSmT

Center for Humane Technology
www.humanetech.com

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)
https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/

Responsible Use of Technology – Student Expectations
https://bit.ly/2KJaBjk

Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (MCCPTA)
www.mccpta.org

Safe Technology
www.mccpta.org/safe-technology.html

Documentaries
SCREENAGERS: Growing up in the digital age
www.screenagersmovie.com/

LIKE
A documentary about the impact of social media on our lives
https://www.thelikemovie.com/

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