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Social Media

  • If you don't want your friends, family, school, or employer to know something, don't post it.

  • Even if you think it is fun to share a lot of information about yourself, think about how that information could put you or your future in jeopardy.

  • Be careful about sharing too much personal information about yourself (e.g., physical address, complete birthdate, etc.) in your profile or posts.

  • Although most social media offer some privacy controls, those settings do not grant you total control of your information.

  • Ask your friends to be considerate of your reputation—being tagged in a compromising photo can be just as damaging to your reputation.

  • You should assume that any information you post—or any posted about you—will be public (

If there has been a crime or someone is at immediate risk, call 911.

  • To learn about protecting your online identity and reputation, click here and here.

  • Cyberbullying is the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature.

  • If you or someone you know is a victim of cyberbullying on a specific server or web site, you can report it by finding the correct outlet here.

  • Find out the correct steps to report bullying or cyberbullying at Stop

  • Text HOME to 741741 for free 24/7 crisis support or click here.

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