Online Safety

Social networking apps and sites, text messages, and chat rooms and online forums are part of everyday life, but can also pose risks – from sexual harassment and bullying to more serious dangers like exposure to sexual predators.

One incriminating or offensive statement or photo posted online can quickly get out of control and be difficult to undo, remove, or forget. They can get circulated to your social circle (and beyond) in a matter of seconds, can offend and/or intimidate you, and can influence other people’s perceptions and opinions of you.

The same goes for something you send or post. Sending sexy or naked photos can quickly be shared, either accidentally or intentionally.