July 8, 2011 Online predators and traffickers are infiltrating the internet.From social networking sites to chat rooms, online forums and other communication venues, these predators are using the vulnerability of young people to manipulate them in different ways.These foundational skills and learning more about the Internet safety definition helps students learn how to be safe on the Internet.
Most American teens (91%) use the regular text messaging tool that’s built into their mobile phone.
But many also use messaging apps to exchange messages, group chat, talk, and share video with friends.
Advertised as “Funny Anonymous School News For Confessions & Compliments” in the Apple Store, this anonymous app by Ambient is much like Yik Yak and Whisper. Learn more about After School in this Safe Smart Social video.
ASKfm is a social network where members interact by inviting others to ask anonymous questions.
Internet horror stories passed around on forums and other sites to disturb and frighten readers.
Includes stories from Slender Man, a fictional character that inspired two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls to stab and nearly kill a friend.
The following information serves to clear up these misconceptions and helps to showcase some of the Internet safety facts by providing information for teachers about the myths and realities of online sexual solicitation, as well as guidance on how to approach this sensitive topic.
In the most extreme cases of online solicitation – those involving older adults and teens – targets are usually aware of their solicitor’s true age and intentions.
For the small percentage of teens who find themselves in this kind of situation, simply warning them against “unwanted contact” is not an effective strategy because they have likely grown to be comfortable with, and perhaps even dependent upon, their solicitor.