Staying Safe While Staying Connected: Facts And Tips For Teens
Source: UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence
Resource Type: Documents and Print Media
Audience(s): Community Member or Organization, Educators, Families, Health or Mental Health Professional, School Staff or Administrators, Students
This fact sheet provides information to youth about staying safe while they are online. It offers tips about privacy settings and protecting one’s identity. Between cell phones and computers you can stay in touch with anyone, anytime, anywhere. But staying connected has its risks. Posting or sending sexual photos, messages, or videos—what’s come to be called “sexting”—can lead to trouble that can last for years after the message or post is sent.