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By Qunkilya, 2015 Sprint Cyber Safe Futures Ambassador (Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County, FL)


Social Networking Tips- Qunkilya’s View


Teens have access to many social networks.  There are profile/sharing based social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  These types of networks allow people to share “statuses” and pictures that keep their “followers” up to date with what is going on in their world.

Teens also have access to direct communication social networks like Snapchat and Kik.  These applications and websites allow teens to send messages and pictures to communicate instantaneously through direct messaging, or with delayed reaction, depending on the network.

Teens can stay safe and be responsible users of social networks by limiting their activity and being mindful of what they post online such as pictures or comments.  The number one rule is understanding that sharing EVERY thought or feeling is unnecessary.  Remember that your transmissions can be saved and/or used against you in the future if they are inappropriate, illegal, or unprofessional.

For interactive feedback, log on to your designated app store and search for Stop That Post! A game designed by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that teaches about appropriate and inappropriate social network posts.  Until next time, remember:  What happens on the internet, stays on the internet!






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