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1. Personal Information Never give out personal information online – like your phone number; parent’s work number; address; social insurance/social security number; name or location of your school or your password. If you think it is necessary to give some information - check with your parents first. Be careful what you post.
2. Think about what you write in chat rooms, emails and instant messages. Nothing online is completely private. If you send personal information, provocative photos or intimate details to your friends, remember that even friends can use this against you or cause problems later on. What if your current friend becomes an ex-friend down the road?
3. Never agree to meet an ‘online’ friend in person. This person might not be who you think they are and wish you harm. Even if they say they are a kid, seem nice or friendly, there are bad adults that pose as kids. Knowing that, if you feel there is absolutely someone you must meet and your parents agree, make sure they go with you and make the meeting in a public place.
4. Don’t share photos of yourself with anyone you don’t know. Don’t share provocative photos of yourself or friends – once they are ‘out there’ you cannot control who sees them.
5. Passwords remember to always keep your online account id and password private, except from your parent or guardian. Don’t share it with friends – even your best friend. Change your password if you think someone else knows it.
6. Never agree to get together with someone I “meet” online without first checking with my parents. If my parents agree to the meeting, I will be sure that it is in a public place and bring a parent along.
7: Not respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make me feel uncomfortable. It is not my fault if I will check with my parents before downloading or installing software or doing anything that could possibly hurt our computer or mobile device or jeopardize my family’s privacy.
Do not download or install software or anything on your computer or cell phone before checking with your parents or guardian.
9. Use the privacy settings of social networking sites.
10. If anything makes you feel uncomfortable online, while gaming or when using your cell phone, talk with your parents or guardian right away