Read on to see tips on online activities from Yahoo Safely Philippines.
Some tips that can be found at the Yahoo! Safely Philippines site includes advice for on-line gaming and social networking, the top online activities of the youth: • Think before you post. How you represent yourself online -- the way you play games, the photos and texts you share, the design of your avatar, and what you have on your profile -- all add up to who you are. Invest in your online image. • Be a good sport. Virtual games can be fun, but remember to treat other players with respect. If you wouldn’t do it on the field, don’t do it online either. • Take action and report bullying. If you stand by and watch, laugh, or do nothing when you see bullying happen, you become part of the problem. Take the opportunity to create positive change. • Spread smiles with your phone. Texting is core to staying connected with your friends, and half of you send more than 1,500 texts a month1. What you text is a reflection of you, so be thoughtful about what you say so you can be confident that your texts portray you the right way. • Unplug and connect with your world. We live in a 24/7 digital world, but don’t forget to unplug sometimes. Get out and connect with your friends in the real world.
The Yahoo! Safely Philippines site also informs parents, educators and teens about important topics such as managing digital reputations, avoiding cyber-bullying, and learning how to minimize risks on mobile devices, as well as guidance on how to safely use specific Yahoo! products.