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Inappropriate content on the internet is any content that is rude, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, threatening, or illegal. Sometimes inappropriate content is simply content than can be considered offensive to other people. The image on this page demonstrates some examples.

Inappropriate content can lead to a safety issue. If you are rude or threatening on the internet people can retaliate with violence. This content can also be used against you in court. If you post libelous or defamatory content you could get sued. Posting obscene or pornographic content on the internet can also become a legal issues. This is true for adults posting content of a sexual nature of a person without their consent. California recently passed laws against "revenge porn". For students, "sexting" can also get them in trouble with the law. The punishment is more severe if a student who is 18 years old is "sexting" with a minor even if there is not a big age difference. Also, sharing illegal or pirated material online can cause a serious legal issue.

Tips for Students
  • Don't feed the cyberbullies
  • Avoid gossip
  • Do not "sext"

Tips for Educators
  • Encourage appropriate use
  • Teach students what to do when they navigate to inappropriate content
  • Bring parents into the conversation

Tips for Parents
  • Talk to your children about inappropriate content online.
  • Set parental controls.
  • Monitor your children's activity on the internet.