Staying Safe on the Web

10 rules for staying safe on the Internet

Top 10 Internet safety rules

These safety rules are important to all because they are the rules that only few follow but have strong consequences if you don't, so follow these rules and be safe be happy.

  1. Never give out personal information such as your address, telephone number, age, location, etc.
  2. Never agree to meet with someone you met online. Make sure you bring an adult/guardian with you.
  3. Never say anything online if you won't say it face to face.
  4. Don't share your password with anyone even your friend, except your parents.
  5. If anything makes you uncomfortable while online tell an adult.
  6. Conduct yourself carefully or your reputation can be ruined.
  7. Never respond to messages that are mean or hurtful. You need to tell an adult right away if you get one.
  8. Check with your guardian before downloading or installing programs because it can be unsafe.
  9. Be careful when using HTTP sites if you give information on them it might not be safe because it's not secure.
  10. Don't share photos of yourself online without checking with a parent or guardian first.

These rules are important because if you don't follow them your image and reputation can be ruined. The rules keep us safe from harm on the web or in reality. You shouldn't share photos or videos of yourself because if there is any piece of evidence of who you are people can use it against you; same applies to never giving out any personal information. If you say things mean or if you don't conduct yourself people can be mean to you about what you did. Whenever people make you uncomfortable it could mean very weird people are trying to get information you don't want said or shown. On sites that are not HTTPS the information might be insecure and hackers can see or take it, so you need to be careful on non-HTTPS sites.

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