The tips below are from and article from Web MD. The full article can be found here. These are some tips we will observe and follow while when we use the Internet in class.
1. Keep Your Online Identity Secret
Don’t tell anyone your real name and address or what neighborhood you live in. Here’s the general rule: Don’t give out any information that a predator could possibly use to find you. The Federal Trade Commission says that even “small clues” like what school you attend or the name of your athletic team is enough for a predator to figure out your identity. You wouldn’t tell some 40-year-old man or woman you met at the mall your name and where you live, would you? So why would you tellCoolGuy985 or HotChick16 from the chat room?
2. Your Username and Password Belong to You … And Only You
Don’t give your username or password to anyone. It's just that simple. What if a friend logs on and pretends to be you, and then says something really awful and gets you in trouble? Sure, it might seem funny to the “former” friend, but it’s serious and it happens everyday. With your username and password, someone can post language that gets you expelled from school, in trouble with your parents, or even in trouble with the law. Keep your name and password private.
3. The Internet has a Great Memory … So Keep Its Memory of You Clean
Just because the Internet is so massive does not mean that embarrassing or risqué pictures, rude or mean comments, or illegal activities will disappear forever. Watch what you post about yourself or others -- or allow your friends to post about you -- because you may have to live with it for a long, long time.
4. Be Good Online … Just Like You Are Offline
Writing “hate” emails, hacking into other people’s computers, illegally downloading music or movies and making online threats are just as illegal on the Internet as they are in the real world. You cannot hide behind a screen name and get away with it. Watch what you write -- because someone else is watching what you write!
5. Be Extremely Careful about Meeting Someone in Person
The FBI gives an all-out blanket warning: “Never meet anyone in person that you meet online.” That said, many teens do make good friends online. You just have to be super-cautious and make sure other people you know and trust also know this “new” online person.
If you do decide to meet the new person, bring your parents with you. All of you meet together in a public area like a mall where there are tons of people around. Ask that the person’s parents come, too. If the situation feels creepy, it probably is creepy! Just like in the real world, trust your gut instincts -- and walk away.
Bruce, D. F. (2007, April 1). Teen Internet Safety Tips. Teen Health Center: Information on Teen . Retrieved October 10, 2013, from http://teens.webmd.com/features/teen-internet-safety-tips
Now that you understand a little more about the Internet let's use it! You will create an account with a website called Marqueed.
Login with your Google account to access Marqueed. Set up your profile by clicking on your name in the top right. Click on Settings. Enter your First Name and Last Initial (No Last Names). Leave other identifying information blank. You can upload an image of one of your own logos into the profile picture space. Change your user name so that it does not include your last name.
After you create your account you can try uploading your first and second progress screen shots of your self portrait project.
After you set up your marqueed account click on your name at the top right of your screen. Click on Profile. Copy the URL in your browser window to capture your Marqueed page. It should look something like this: http://www.marqueed.com/glacierhighart
Fill out the form below to share your email address and your Marqueed page with Mr. Hanson. You will work in groups to provide each other feedback on your projects.