Internet Safety Tips

  • Be very careful when on the Internet. People online may not be who they say they are.
  • Discuss the rules for using the Internet with your parents. They might put restrictions on the computer to help protect you.
  • Make sure you never give out any passwords. People who work for the Internet will never ask for passwords.
  • Make up fun nicknames when you are online.
  • Never arrange a face-to-face meeting with any other computer user without getting a parent's permission.
  • Never call anyone you meet on the Internet.
  • Never enter an area on the Internet that charges for services without asking permission from a responsible adult first.
  • Never give out your real name, any personal information (like your age or where you live) when you're in a public chat room, on an electronic bulletin board or in your email messages.
  • Never let anyone pressure you into doing something you feel uncomfortable doing.
  • Never respond to messages or bulletin board items that are rude, mean or threatening and make sure you tell an adult if you get a message like that.
  • Never send anyone you don't know a picture of yourself.
  • Realize that everything you read or see on the Internet may not be true.
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