Help Kids Understand Consequences of Online Actions
1. Audience: Who will read or see the information?
2. Anonymity: Nothing they post online is truly anonymous.
3. Permanence: Like it or not, information posted online can stay around for a very long time.
4. Copyright: It's illegal to copy others' work and pass it off as their own.
5. Free speech: This doesn't mean they can publish threats or try to ruin another person's reputation without legal consequences.
"Do not send or share any content that may call into question your integrity or may be misinterpreted as offensive or inappropriate," Patchin and Hinduja write. "You could damage your reputation with your friends or be punished by your parents, and you may also get into trouble with the law."