Social networking sites such as Facebook®, Twitter® and Instagram® are a fun way to stay in touch and share your interests with friends. But what you post online can affect you offline, too.
Check off the safety precautions you take to protect your online identity:
Credible companies will never ask you for personal information. If someone online asks you for this information, ignore or block them.
If you experience cyberbullying, tell a parent, teacher or another trusted adult.
Employers, college officials and police can find your social profiles. Even if you delete posts, you never know who has already saved them on other computers and can circulate them on the Internet.
If you receive uncomfortable messages, tell a parent or teacher right away. You can also contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children .They will pass the information to law enforcement officials.
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