Spending time online is a reality for most youth these days. The Internet allows you to connect with friends, use social media, watch videos, listen to music and much more. Although most of these activity are fun and safe, there are some dangers linked to the Internet as well. For example:
- Anyone can pretend to be something or someone they're not. Although you may think you are chatting with someone your own age, it may be an adult who is trying to exploit you by sending or asking for sexually explicit pictures.
- Photos or videos you post on the Internet or attach to a text message may not stay private.
- Sexting naked pictures with your boy/girl friend may seem harmless, but it's against the law for anyone - including you - to take, send or receive sexually explicit pictures of a person under 18 years of age.