Student-to-student Internet safety sessions taught at Shippensburg high school urge young people to think before they post on today’s Internet sites that are permanent and global.
Guidance counselor Michele Dubbs, who helped develop the evolving program, says the goal is to convince teens to consider the consequences before posting something angry, flippant or in jest.
“The message is whatever is placed on the Internet becomes global and forever,” Dubbs says. “Students need to protect themselves, their families and their future livelihoods by using caution. Students should assume responsibility as global citizens on the internet, if they would not perform an action in real life, it should not be performed on the Internet.”