Reading comprehension 2016
It's not about telling you what you can or can't do...it's about offering guidelines to protect you from being bullied,
disrespected, or worse, while you're just trying to have a good time online.
- Be nice. Mean behavior is just as unacceptable in the virtual world as it is in the real world. Make sureyou treat others with respect and courtesy, and to never post hurtful or embarrassing messages about others.
- Think twice before hitting "enter". Don't forget that what you post can be used against you. For example, letting the world know that you are off on vacation or posting your home address gives would-be robbers a chance to strike. You also should avoid posting specific locations of parties or events, as well as phone numbers.
- Follow the "WWGS" (What Would Grandma Say?) rule. You shouldn't share anything on social media that you wouldn't want your teacher, college admissions officers, future bosses - and yes - grandma - to see. Never forget that your posts are like your digital tattoo.
- Use privacy settings. Privacy settings are important, and to get to know their importance, go through the settings together with somebody who fully understands them. For example, passwords are there to protect you against things like identity theft and should never be shared with anyone (even boyfriend, girlfriend, or best friend).
- Don't "friend" strangers. " If you don't know them, don't friend them." This is a plain, simple - and safe - rule of thumb.
- Educate yourself. Reading this article is a good starting point. Also check out other resource lists on the internet to get more information about how cyber-bullying works and how to stop it.
- Educate others. Does your school already have a policy against cyber- bullying? If you're worried that your school administration isn't doing enough to fight this problem, you could try speaking to teachers problem, see if you can help get the word out.
- Speak out. If your friends are cyberbullies, warn them and explain to them how hurtful their actions are. If a friend is being cyberbullied, don't stand by and do nothing. Talk to them about it and seek help from an adult. Your support may be just what the victim needs to overcome the problem.
CHOOSE THE BEST ANSWER:
1. The main point of this article is to:
make you not use social networks
advise you how to use social networks wisely
inform you about the advantages of social networks
make you roll your eyes
2. Which of these words isn't similar to "courtesy":
3. In the text, 'would-be' robbers can be replaced with:
4. The article suggests that WWGS rule implies:
you don't want your grandma to see your photos;
you care about your grandma;
your grandma is very old fashioned;
you don't post what you wouldn't show your grandma
5. 'Digital tattoo' in the text means:
digitally made permanent marks on your body;
the art of doodling on the Internet;
permanent features on your social media profile;
a programme designed to help you choose the right tattoo
6. 'You should share your password with your parents' is:
out of question
not specified in the text
7. According to the text, if your friends are cyberbyllies, you should:
fight against them
talk to them
8. When speaking about cyberbullying, the text claims that:
it should be kept private;
parents should prevent it;
everybody should make an effort to stop it;
school policy should regulate it.