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    Yahoo Tips To Help Prevent Cyberbullying

    Own your digital reputation. Take control of your digital profile, and make sure you’re putting your best self online. The internet is a public space, so before you share photos or personal details, make sure it’s info that you’d share with teachers, colleges or job prospects. Make sure that you are proud of what’s posted and of what the world will see.

    Keep your private information under your control. Internet conversations let you keep in touch with friends, but keeping them (and your user names/profiles) free of personal information like your password, full name, or even the name of your school is important.

    Be nice! (and pass it on). Be respectful online and treat people the way you’d want to be treated. If someone is being disrespectful or bullying you, try to ignore them and use privacy tools to block them from viewing your full profile and contacting you. If it doesn’t stop, tell a trusted adult.

    Know your rights. You have the right to not respond to e-mail or other messages that are inappropriate or make you feel scared. If you get a message that doesn’t feel right, don’t respond. Instead, show it to your parents, guardians, or another trusted adult and report the incident to your Internet service provider.

    Have a family chat. Be part of the dialogue - talking with your parents or guardians doesn’t mean giving up your privacy. But, everyone benefits when you’re on the same page when it comes to online activities, including when you can go online, how long you can stay, and what activities you can do online.

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