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Covid and Internet Safety

Did you know that predators are changing tactics? With a nation of young people home from school and online, predators will be looking for ways to lure them or get young people to send sexual images. Shield yourself, siblings, and friends from cybertrafficking, online luring, and catfishing. 

Why Shield Up

Lucy explains why internet safety is important now more than ever. What can you do to protect yourself?

Shield Yourself

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Set Privacy Settings

If you wouldn't send it to your grandma, don't send it

If you wouldn't send it to your grandma, don't send it

Change your gaming apps and social media platforms to PRIVATE. 

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If you wouldn't send it to your grandma, don't send it

If you wouldn't send it to your grandma, don't send it

If you wouldn't send it to your grandma, don't send it

Pictures and videos sent online are forever. If anyone ever pressures you, tricks, or blackmails you to send sexual images call 1-800-843-5678

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Catfishing

If you wouldn't send it to your grandma, don't send it

Catfishing

Not everyone is who they say they are. Don't meet someone in person, share your birthday or address with anyone you just met on the internet or through gaming or an app. They may be trying to trick or lure you.

Shield Up Challenge

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1) write "Shield up" on your arm and Share on social media

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2) Include this information in your post:

"It's time to Shield Up against online predators while we're home. Set privacy settings to PRIVATE. If you wouldn't send it to your grandma, don't send it because THOSE PICTURES ARE FOREVER.  Careful what you share-- not everyone online is who they say they are. DON'T GET TRICKED. If anyone ever pressures, tricks, or blackmails you to send sexual images, call 1-800-843-5678. Be #SafeOnline. Take your own "Shield Up" picture and share with this message: https://shieldnc.org/for-youth"

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3) Let's make shields go viral

Invite your friends to be a part of the movement to Shield Up against online predators. SPREAD the awareness for the increased need for online safety. You can also share media posts that you can find here. You can help save lives.

"Shield Up" Shareable Videos

Share this video on Social Media or make your own video. Don't forget to include "#SafeOnline"

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Video for children with tips on internet safety