When Laura entered middle school, she became very close friends with a group of "popular" girls at school. They spent hours talking on the phone and shopping at the mall - the group was inseparable.
But one evening Laura got an instant message from one of her friends calling her nasty names...READ MOREI let the Internet get in the way of my normal life My photo was spread around the Internet I loved sharing files; I didn't realize I was sharing viruses too I made my own secrets public My away messages gave away too much information
Stories are inspired by real events.
You can't live without the Internet and cell phones, and nobody wants you to try. Let's face it, today's world is digital. And the future? Probably even more so.
While cyberspace is pretty much awesome, it also has problems. Your online life can be crippled by malware, your reputation can get smeared in an instant, and a bully can make life utterly miserable.
The good news is you can make a difference. You can cut the cyber drama out of your life, clue in your clueless buds, and take control. Do your part to secure cyberspace.
Internet trends move fast, but it's no wonder! Teens are among the leaders of those trends. So, how does this affect you? Consider this: the world is advancing so quickly that many of today's teens will find future careers in technologies that haven't been invented yet! Through the Think Time videos, you'll see why it's time for you to become more cyber savvy.