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Internet Safety - For Kids

Tips for Internet Safety:

  • Tell your parents immediately if you come across something that makes you feel uncomfortable.
     
  • Remember that people on the Internet may not be who they seem. Never give out identifying information such as your name, home address, school name or telephone number in a public message, such as in a chat room or on a bulletin board.
     
  • People who are dangerous may represent themselves online as a young boy or girl to entice you to a face-to-face meeting.
     
  • You should never arrange a face-to-face meeting without first asking a parent. If a parent agrees, you should meet in a public place with your parent accompanying you. Be careful when someone offers you something for nothing.
     
  • Be very careful about any offers that involve you coming to a meeting or have someone visit your home.
     
  • Always get to know your online friends just as you would get to know all of your friends.
     
  • Never send your picture without first asking a parent.
     
  • Never respond to messages or items that are suggestive, obscene, belligerent, threatening or make you feel uncomfortable.
     
  • Be sure that you are dealing with someone you and your parents know and trust before giving out any personal information about yourself.
     
  • Diligent parental supervision will help ensure your safety on the Internet.

 

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