What is cyber-wellness<br />Cyber-wellness is about safety and security when you are online. It is also about being responsible to self and others when using the Internet.<br />Knowing about cyber-wellness allows you to be more careful when you go on the Internet. It helps you to know what to do if anyone is nasty to you and how you can be safer when you communicate to people online, play games online, or when you use your mobile phones.<br />
Cyber-bullying<br />Ever heard of cyber-bullying? I’m sure you have. It is a crime to bully others through the cyberspace. <br /><ul><li>Others will feel upset when rumours about them are spreaded.
You would feel upset when somebody accused you about cheating in exam but you don’t know who did it right?
Everybody does feel upset when they are being cyber-bullied. </li></ul>There are still many more types …<br />
Advantages and disadvantages of the Internet<br />Advantages:<br />Good for research<br />Playing online games <br />Writing documents in blogs<br />Share photo and vidoes<br />Disadvantages:<br />Some Internet websites contain viruses and hackers can hack your blog or email and spread rumours. <br />Cyber Bullying<br />Spamming<br />
Things to be aware of when you use your email<br />You need to be careful when using email , because sometimes you can get mail from people you do not know.<br />Here are some points to be aware of:<br /><ul><li>Always delete emails from people you don’t know. They might be nasty or have unknown viruses that will affect your computer
Don’t send pictures of yourself or your family to strangers. They might not be who they say they are, </li></ul> and you do not want the stranger to have a <br /> picture of you or your family and friends, do you?<br />
Chatting<br />There are lots of ways you can be careful when you are communicating to people on the Internet.<br />Here are some things you should do:<br /><ul><li>When you are in chat rooms or instant messengers, avoid using your real name and try to use nicknames
Don’t meet anyone you have not met before but only chatted with</li></li></ul><li>Netiquette<br />The Internet is just like the real world – there are good guys and bad guys.<br />These are some points to help you<br /><ul><li>It is important that you remain kind and nice when you communicate with people you don’t meet face to face. This to ensure that you don’t unwittingly write things that might upset them.
If anyone is nasty to you or makes you </li></ul> unhappy, inform your parents or teacher, <br /> so that they can help you to ask the person <br /> to stop.<br />