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Budhi learns how to stay safe online in this issue.

Staying Safe Online

Staying Safe Online

In this issue, Budi learns that it can be dangerous to meet up with someone that you meet online.
 

Budi is chatting online on facebook on his phone. Adhi asks who it is. Budi says it’s a girl and shows Adhi a picture. Adhi asks if Budi has ever met the girl in real life and is sceptical. Adhi teases Budi about his internet girlfriend. Budi says they are planning to meet for a date at the cinema.

 

Adhi tells Budi that he needs to get dressed up before he meets this girl. Budi is shy about talking about his date. Santi offers to help him and take him shopping so he can buy something nice.

 Understanding

At the beginning of the story, Budi tells Adhi and Santi that he is going to meet a girl that he has met on Facebook. Why might this be a bad idea?

Activity 1: In this activity, have a look at each question and decide which is the best answer. Then, think if you have ever spoken to someone that you have only ever met online.
Who do you chat to online?

At the shops. Santi helps Budi find a nice t-shirt. “That looks nice. You should buy that.”Santi asks Budi where they are meeting. Budi says that they are meeting at a cafe and then going to the cinema. Santi tells Budi that it could be dangerous to meet someone that you’ve only met online. You shouldn’t go alone.  Budi goes to buy cinema tickets and then to the cafe.

 

Budi waits at a cafe to meet the girl and Hendro and Fauzi show up - and mock Budi - it was them all the time. Hendro had used a fake picture to pretend he was a girl to make a fool of Budi.  Budi is really upset and leaves to meet his friends.

 

His friends are at the youth centre and talking the coach. The coach hears Budi’s story and looks worried. She tells them that they all have to take care online and shows them a poster.

Grammar

During the story, Budi makes plans to meet at a cafe and then go to the cinema. Budi and Santi use the present continuous ('to be' in the present tense + verb + ing) to show this:

 "Where are you meeting this girl?"

"We're watching a film at the cinema." 

Have a go at the activity below to practise more of these types of sentence. If you want to know more, check out the Grammar Pages on our Learn English website.

Activity 2: In this activity, learn more about the present continuous for future plans.
Can you complete the sentences with the correct word?

Tip 1: Be nice to people online:  This has a image of a chat stream from facebook/what’s app with smiley faces. Tip 2: Take care with what you share: This has an image of someone looking really ashamed while others laugh at a picture on a phone (we can’t see the picture). Tip 3: Keep personal information private: This has an an image of a house with a cross and a phone with a cross Tip 4: Check your privacy settings:

 

Tip 5:Know how to report posts: An image of the report posts page on a social site. Tip 6: Keep your passwords safe: This has an image of someone typing 1234 for a password with a cross through it. Tip 7: Never meet anyone in person you’ve only met online: This has the image of a man posing as a teenage girl online. Tip 8: If you see anything online that you don’t like tell someone you trust: This has an image of a sad girl showing something on the computer to her parents.

 

Page 8: A happy ending.

Vocabulary

There were quite a few difficult words and phrases in this issue of the comic. Look at these expressions with 'get'. Do you know what they mean? 

"Get lost, Hendro!"

"We get on really well."

Have a go at the activity below and learn some more expressions with 'get'.

Activity 3: 'Get' is one of the most useful words in English and it has many different meanings. In this activity, put the words in the correct place to complete the sentences.
How many phrases with 'get' do you know?

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nikosonris
11/01/2016
UA
2453
points

This kind of poster should be shown to everyone using Internet and especially social media. Those are simple things to remember if you want to stay safe while online.


nikosonris
11/01/2016 15:57
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

This kind of poster should be shown to everyone using Internet and especially social media. Those are simple things to remember if you want to stay safe while online.

cisilce
08/01/2016
US
358
points

I have never meet anyone I have only met online.It's not safety.And also keeping personal information private very important.


cisilce
08/01/2016 13:07
United States
Arsenal
358

I have never meet anyone I have only met online.It's not safety.And also keeping personal information private very important.

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aragorn1986
08/01/2016
ME
3557
points

When using the internet we have to be sure that we are not sharing any information that could be used against later. Young people often tag themself and show their current location and that can be really dangerous. World of technology is growing fast but it doesn't even consider the issue of safety.


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aragorn1986
08/01/2016 12:47
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

When using the internet we have to be sure that we are not sharing any information that could be used against later. Young people often tag themself and show their current location and that can be really dangerous. World of technology is growing fast but it doesn't even consider the issue of safety.

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aragorn1986
08/01/2016
ME
3557
points

One of the possible dangers is meeting someone with criminal background. So, first we have to be sure that the person we meet has got real identity, not false one.


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aragorn1986
08/01/2016 12:41
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

One of the possible dangers is meeting someone with criminal background. So, first we have to be sure that the person we meet has got real identity, not false one.

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MUGEMANYI
04/02/2016
RW
2320
points

It's not easy to know


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MUGEMANYI
04/02/2016 14:54
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

It's not easy to know

Abdallah
08/01/2016
KW
1814
points

Really useful and to the point lesson


Abdallah
08/01/2016 07:33
Kuwait
Chelsea
1814

Really useful and to the point lesson

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MUGEMANYI
04/02/2016
RW
2320
points

Indeed Abdallah,how're you doing?


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MUGEMANYI
04/02/2016 14:54
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Indeed Abdallah,how're you doing?

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aragorn1986
07/01/2016
ME
3557
points

Never meet anyone you only meet online. You can not be sure it is the same person. It might be dangerous.


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aragorn1986
07/01/2016 19:12
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Never meet anyone you only meet online. You can not be sure it is the same person. It might be dangerous.

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MUGEMANYI
04/02/2016
RW
2320
points

This is a good advice


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MUGEMANYI
04/02/2016 14:52
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

This is a good advice

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