Being online—connected through some sort of device—is how
you live your life. And as you spend more of your time there, it
can be easy to over-share, embarrass yourself, mess up your
computer and possibly get messages from creepy people. The
truth is there are some risks involved in socializing, playing and
Regardless of how fast your fingers fly on a keyboard or cell
phone, the best tool you have to help avoid risks online is
your brain. When you’re ready to post or send a message
or a photo, download a file, game or program, or shop for
something—stop for a second. Think about things like:
- Do you know and trust who you're dealing with - or what you're sharing or downloading?
- How will you feel if your information ends up somewhere you didn't intend?