Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Online Safety Tips for Jamaa and Elsewhere

Jambo Jamaasians!

Today is Safer Internet Day! In a time where it's even easier to get access to the world wide web, It's important to practice good internet etiquette not only today, but every time you're online. Without further ado, here are Jamaasian World's tips to have a great online experience in Jamaa and elsewhere on the internet.

1. Keep your personal information to yourself. Don't reveal personal information such as your full name, home address, phone number, email address, age, and the name of your school.

2. Don't tell others your password and change it often. Telling someone (even your best friend) your password to your account(s) could allow them to log into it/them, ruin your reputation and get you in trouble. You should either only share your password with your parent(s) or just keep it to yourself. A good time to change your password would be at the end of every school break. And don't make your password too simple or just random characters. Make it easy for you to remember but hard for others to guess.

3. Don't agree to meeting someone you "met" on the internet in real life. The person you may chatted with online may not be the same person in real life.

4. Be nice and use kind words. Do your part and always be friendly. Compliment someone on an achievement they recently reached. Show the newcomer around. And if someone makes you feel uncomfortable or is mean to you, never reply to them. Report that person, log off the website, and tell an adult. They can then decide how to deal with the situation.

5. Respect everyone. Everyone is different, and that's okay. It's important to treat everyone equally and never disrespect them. Just because someone may have a different opinion or style from yours, doesn't mean they don't deserve respect.

And remember...

Have fun, be safe, and game on!

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