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It’s a BIG Cyberworld!

You can use it to….

  • Connect with friends
  • Learn new stuff
  • Trade photos and videos
  • Listen to music, watch movies and play games
  • Shop

You need to smart!

Whether you’re on your cell or computer, on a social network, gaming or shopping site…

It pays to know what’s happening!

What you DON’T know CAN hurt you!

Knowing a few simple facts can help you stay safe on the net or on your cell phone…

NOTHING’S PRIVATE!                                                                               Image result for cyber safety images

  • Anyone can read what you text or e-mail and pass it on to others.
  • Schools, employers and even your grandmother can check out your Facebook page.
  • User IDs, passwords and account are easy to pass around.



  • You can’t always know who’s texting you or where a message is coming from.
  • You can get unwanted ads, porn and viruses.
  • If you respond to offers, the caller can get your info. 
  • You could get stuck paying for incoming messages you don’t want.



Bullies, scammers, spammers or others might….

  • Send you a virus or hack into your computer.
  • Share embarrassing photos or videos.
  • Shend mean or threatening messages.
  • Get money from you.

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Be Private!

  • Only share your cell number or e-mail address with people you know and trust. 
  • Don’t reply to text messages or e-mails from people you don’t know.
  • Learn how to block unwanted e-mails,
  • If something doesn’t feel right , tell a parent, teacher, other adult or your Internet provider.


Respect Others

  • Think about the tone of the message you’re sending. Would you like it sent to you?
  • Never give out someone else’s number or address without asking.
  • think before you send or post photos of or anyone else on the Internet

Be Smart!

If you decide to connect with someone you met online…

  • Tell someone where you’re going.
  • Take a friend with you.
  • Meet in a public place.

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Don’t Be an Easy Target!

Laptop and cell phone theft is common. Image result for cyber safety images

  • Keep your cell phone out of sight when you’re not using it.
  • Only use your phone in public when you need to.

Don’t Be a Victim!

Online or on your cell phone

  • Be careful about who uses your phone.
  • Don’t post your cell phone number online. 
  • Don’t give out personal info including passwords, user IDs or account numbers, ever to friends.



CyberSafe is CyberSmart!

When online or texting…

  • Protect your privacy,
  • Keep all personal info secret.
  • Use passwords that are hard to figure out or steal.
  • Report all problems.
  • Treat others like you want them to treat you.


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24/7 Crisis Hotline 252-925-2500

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