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Look Both Ways by Linda Criddle

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Protecting Yourself

You’ve probably learned to deal with occasional road rage that occurs in rush-hour traffic. Now you must learn to deal with online "road rage" so you can enjoy the benefits of the Internet and avoid or halt its abuses.

Throughout this book, I offer many warnings about carefully considering whether you make your contact information, emotions, or personal photos and videos publicly available online. These considerations are a good starting point for thwarting the random cyberbully. If bullies don’t know how to find you, it’s harder for them to attack online. If they don’t have your photo, they can’t manipulate it to embarrass you.

Think About It

Talk to your children about online bullying. Explain to them what it is and how to avoid ...

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