internet safety for kids
be safe on the internet
1 personal information . don't give out personal information without your parents permission . this means you should not share your last name home address school name or telephone number.
2. screen name. when creating your screen name do not include personal information like your last name or date of birth.
3 passwords . don't share your passwords with anybody but your parents . when you use public computer make sure you logout of the account you've accessed before leaving the terminal.
4 photos . don't post photos or videos online without getting your parents permission.
5 online friends . don't agree to meet an online friend unless you have your parents permission . unfortunately sometimes people pretend to be people they aren't. remember that not everything you read is true.
6 online ads . don't buy anything online without talking to your parents first . some ads may try to trick you by offering free things or telling you that you have one something as a way of collecting your personal information .
7 downloading . talk to your parents before you open an email attached or download software. attachments sometimes contains viruses . never open an attachment from someone you don't know
8 bullying . don't send or respond to mean or insulting messages. tell your parents if you receive one. if something happens online that makes you feel uncomfortable talk to you parents or to a teacher at school.
9 social networking . many social networking websites (e.g Facebook twitter second life and my space) and blog hosting websites have minimum age requirements to sign up . these requirements are there to protect you.
10 research . talk to your librarian ,teacher or parent about safe and accurate websites for research . the public library offers a lot of recourses if you use online information at school.
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internet safety tips for children and teens
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internet safety tips for kids and teens
internet safety is a global issue that requires global cooperation