I'm sure the under 13 rule is about protecting minors, data sharing of children etc. Other issues include the type of content young people may be exposed to but this is easily got around by kids setting up false ages on their profiles. Any adult social media channel will carry similar risks so there is always a "risk". Just look after your data and don't give out any personal info, anyone can see it, remember that.
The big difference between physical bullying and cyberbullying is that cyberbullying can follow you home and invade your personal space 24/7. If you find it difficult to talk to someone at home about it then that can make you feel unsafe and alone as well. If it ever happens to you remember to talk to someone you really trust about it, don't suffer alone.
It's not dangerous to have an account on any social media. That also counts for YouTube. But it can be dangerous to post stuff there. So, if you are younger than 13 you can either ask a parent for advice and let them create an account for you or you should wait.
If you are 13 already you should well think of what to post, after you created an account.
One important rule is, only to post your own stuff. Other peoples stuff can cause you huge problems. And you will possibly get in conflict with laws. Inform yourself about that first!
Second rule is, never to post pictures or films showing other people than you, without asking them for their permission. That's really important. You wouldn't want to find yourself online without knowing about it and without your consent, would you?
And then: never post stuff about yourself showing you in any situation, that an potential bully could abuse. Be careful.
With these three rules you should be able to have fun online!
I definitely agree with Jazz. Cyberbullying tends to be accessible 24 hours a day due to the tools it uses to bully you. When we are bullied in real life, the bully can't come home with us and sit in our room all evening. Cyberbullies can, through our phone, computer, tablet and now even through our watches!
I think both are equal in how they can effect us. Just one has the potential to hurt us longer and attack us where we feel the safest,usually at home. Moreover, it can be harder to control and can be the hardest to stop. But luckily places like Cybersmile are here to support you if that should happen.
If you are being bullied in real life though, I would still reach out for help from someone I trust if you haven't already. It's also good to remember that real life bullying can continue online or on your phone. So its important to talk to someone you trust and to protect yourself online in case it can lead to that.
PositiveOnlineAlways- Yes the Apple watch. But when we apply healthy boundaries online, all modes of communication can be controlled. Though, sometimes it might mean we don't need so many devices to communicate. Limiting our online tools may be healthier in the long run. We have to find what works best for us. But equally, to be aware at how easy it is for others to reach us online.
Well I be bullied online in chatroom which don't use now and by bullying on public bus by some mean school children because I half deaf and wear hearing aids and got dyspraxia so Disability bus pass travel on bus free in UK children under 20 paid £1.12 with there bus pass too. So today haven't gone to farm. Facebook,tweet, YouTube is over 13 years old if I take pictures for my college Crouse I say " I take photos for my college Crouse is there anyone don't photo please remove" most people say go head alwon take pictures dogs,cats, I want stop bullying in UK on line and on public bus.