First appeared in Anglican Cyber Tuesdays 05/12/2019.
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Give yourself some space over the holidays. Just take a breath and pause before your like something or hit enter.
Consider giving yourself some SPACE and relax a bit more: S: Stop, you don’t have to post anything. P: Pause, get up and walk away, the longer the better. A: Assess, THINK (see below) about what will happen if you post it. C: Check, talk to a responsible adult(parents and carers). What do they say? E: Execute ONLY if it passes, otherwise DELETE it and move on. Be positive online!
If at any time you have paused … it’s a good indication you shouldn’t send it.
Think before you post online. Would my Grandma be ok with me sending this?
Consider the possibilities and THINK: T: Is this true? H: Is this hurtful? I: Is this illegal? N: Is this necessary? K: Is this kind?