Every month the Organization for Social Media Safety publishes our newsletter with the latest tips, best practices, and updates to keep you and your family safe on social media.
Top Safety Tips
- Keep your social media pages on private. Doublecheck they are on private.
- Turn off geo-tagging on your social media posts.
- Do not let your teen “friend” people they do not directly know. Teens should NEVER
make plans to meet someone they met on social media.
- Report inappropriate content (bullying, hate speech, obscenity) to the social media
platform AND block the poster.
The Organization for Social Media Safety will come to your school to show you how to stay safe on social media. We teach safe social media practices and policies to:
- middle school students (6 – 8th grade)
- high school students (9th – 12th grade)
- college students
- school administrators
- young professionals
Please click here for our brochure.
If you are interested or have any questions, please contact us.
Pacer’s National Bullying Center
Pacer’s National Bullying Center is a great resource for parents, teachers and kids
National Association of People Against Bullying is a non-profit organization, providing anti-bullying services, education, and support to students, families, and school administrators.
Cool 2 Be Kind Club
The Cool 2 Be Kind Club was formed in May, 2009 and now has many chapters located at schools throughout the United States.
Bullying can happen anywhere and to anyone. Help stop bullying at school, online, and in the community.
Mental Health Resources
Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States..
The Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) is a Los Angeles–based nonprofit organization that is working to put an end to modern slavery and human trafficking through comprehensive, lifesaving services to survivors and a platform to advocate for groundbreaking policies and legislation.
In 1913, ADL was founded on Jewish values that inform our work, how we operate and the changes we seek in the world. It has always meant stopping anti-Semitism and defending the Jewish people. Today, it also means fighting threats to our very democracy, including cyberhate, bullying, bias in schools and in the criminal justice system, terrorism, hate crimes, coercion of religious minorities, and contempt for anyone who is different.
Center for the Prevention of Hate Violence
The Center for the Prevention of Hate Violence works with young people and adults to prevent and respond to bias, harassment, and violence, by providing training, education, and advocacy in schools, colleges, government agencies, non-profit organizations and communities.
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development.