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Web tips for teens

Social networking has become a rage among the teenagers today. From information to collaboration, the era has seen a great involvement from teenagers on this domain. But, there has been an increase in cyber crimes that are primarily targeted at teenagers. The following tips will help you in enjoy a secure conversation over networking sites.

Be your own person: Donít let anyone to put pressure on you to be someone you arenít. And know your limits. You may be net-savvy, but people and relationships change, and unexpected things can happen on the internet.

Think about what you post: Sharing provocative photos or intimate details online, even in private emails, can cause you problems later. People you consider friends now can use this info against you if they become ex-friends. And even with privacy features, people on your Friends list can copy and paste your content elsewhere.

Passwords are private: Donít share your password, even with friends. Friendships change and you donít want to be impersonated by anyone. Pick a password you can remember, but no one else can guess. One trick: Create a sentence like ĎI left King School in 05í for the password ĎIlftKSi05í.

Read between the lines: It may be fun to check out new people for friendship or romance, but be aware that while some people are nice, others act nice because theyíre trying to get something. Flattering or supportive messages may actually be manipulation.

Donít talk about sex with strangers: Be cautious when communicating with people you donít know in person, especially if the conversation starts to be about sex or physical details. Donít lead them on ó you donít want to be the target of a predator. If they persist, call your local police.

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