SAFE T-BIRDS: Say No to Online Violence

KNOW the Facts

*Social Networking if it was a country would be the 2 Largest Country(soon to be largest)
* 62% are visiting social networks, while only 15% are doing research/work for school
* 74% access the web on mobile phones
* 52% say they have been a victim of cyberbullying
* Less than 1 in 5 cyberbullying incidents are reported
* 37% of students report being bullied at school
* 50% of 12th grade girls spend at least 10 hours per week texting on their cell phones
* 22% of teens say they have ‘sexted’
* 15% of teens say they have sent nude photos to someone they have never met

KNOW the Potential Internet Threats?

* Violence/Harm or harm to self (kidnapping, suicide)
* Personal Violence/Harm/Abuse/Rape (Stalkers, remember over 90% of Sexual assaults are from people you know.)
* Nudity/Sexual content (sexting, porn)
* Inappropriate content (receiving or asking you to send questionable content, linking to inappropriate sites, cheating)
* Alcohol/smoking/drug abuse
* Human trafficking(wanting you to meet somewhere or can they meet you at your home)

What can you do to help?

Help others understand that some information should be private

* Personal Identified Info (locations, B-Date, SS#,)
* Pictures (personal in nature, identify personal locations)
* Do not know them personally don't share (remember they may be a friend now, but friendships can turn soar)

Stop cyber bullying (bullying Leads to Stalking, Stalking leads to Relationship Violence)

* Alert someone in authority
* There are laws against cyber bullying use them

The threat of online predators is real

* Out of nowhere a complete stranger contacts you, don’t let them have you at, ‘hello’
* If a stranger or acquaintance is being nice it usually is too good to be true
* Predators usually seek out the vulnerable and those who are lonely
* If a stranger or acquaintance sends you gifts, be cautious and aware of possible issues.

Report Online Violence concerns to

 * CCCC Staff or Adminstrator
* A close friend, parent

Use Common sense filters

* If it does not feel right, trust your gut
* Use software filters that monitor communications
* Ask yourself if the public knew about what is being shown or said, would you be embarrassed? If so probably not a good idea

Be an active Bystander

* When you see a Friend is posting or saying things that have potential to harm say something
* Question your friend if they are connecting with a complete stranger
* Contact a person in authority for a friend (anonymous reporting is an option)
* Report cyber bullying , stop the abuse earlier before it leads to more harmful activity
* Help others lock down Social networking settings to keep the strangers out

Say NO to Inappropriate Content

* Do not forward, copy, download, or share the content
* Determine if the person in possession of the content has shared it
* Minimize the number of devices and people involved
* Contact law enforcement if appropriate
* If a document or conversation needs to be saved, do not include images


The SAFE T-BIRDS program is Cloud County Community College's prevention and education efforts to help stop relationship violence in support of title IX, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, the SaVE Act and Clery Act.