The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has asked students not to send threats via social media, or via emails or text messages, as part of the "Think Before You Post" campaign.
The The FBI has launched the #ThinkBeforeYouPost campaign (think before posting) to American students and warns them that he takes online threats that come either on social media or in the form of text messages (emails, sms, etc.) very seriously. He says he will investigate any such threats to determine which are real and which are pranks.
Warns students not to make bad choices because they could have a serious impact on their future. and to emphasize the seriousness of the consequences, the FBI says the threats are a federal offense and that "those who publish or send these threats can face up to five years in federal prison or face monetary compensation."
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued its own FBI-based warning, advising students to read their advice. Identifying Hoaxes and Urban Legends to learn about the dangers behind emails.
The The FBI is also making the following recommendations to all students, reminding them that enigmatic threats are not funny:
• Never post or send electronic threats.
• If you are the target of an online threat, call your local police immediately.
• If you notice a threat of violence posted online, contact your local police or local FBI office. You can also submit online information to the FBI at tips.fbi.gov
• Do not share or promote threats. These can spread as misinformation and cause panic.
However, it seems that in America, hoaxes and cyber threats have started to be taken very seriously. They believe that even as a farce, whether racist or any type of bullying, it can forever stigmatize students and influence their school choices in the future. Even job search later.
The proverb that our people say is probably valid: If you have burned in the porridge, you also blow the yogurt.