SURF SAFE, WEAR RED is a movement for online empowerment and awareness, inspired by the film HARD CANDY and its protagonist’s red hoody. Wear a red hoody to stand up for online safety and against internet violence.

SURF SAFE, WEAR RED is partnering with a number of online sites and notable personalities to raise awareness for the cause. Online, web surfers can visit for tips on surfing safe, message boards, “WEAR RED, SURF SAFE” icons to add to their home pages and information about flash mobs in New York and Los Angeles.

  • Don't forget that your online profile and social networking forums are public spaces. Don't post anything you wouldn't want the world to know (e.g., your phone number, address, IM screen name, or specific whereabouts). Avoid posting anything that would make it easy for a stranger to find you, such as where you hang out every day after school.
  • People aren't always who they say they are. Be careful about adding strangers to your friends list. It's fun to connect with new friends from all over the world, but avoid meeting people in person whom you do not fully know. If you must meet someone, do it in a public place and bring a friend or trusted adult.
  • Harassment, hate speech and inappropriate content should be reported. If you feel someone's behavior is inappropriate, react. Talk with a trusted adult, or report it to the social networking site moderator or to the authorities.
  • Don't post anything that would embarrass you later. Think twice before posting a photo or info you wouldn't want your parents or boss to see!
  • Don't mislead people into thinking that you're older or younger. Be truthful online.

Show Your Support! Wear Red.




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