Internet Safety Guide
The internet is a great place for learning and fun, but you need to stay safe.
Here are a few tips to help you:
|Never give out personal information like your name, address, phone number, the name of your school or even your email address.|
|Don't send pictures of yourself, your family, or your home to people you meet online.|
|Never write back to someone who has made you feel uncomfortable or scared. Just log off and tell your parents|
|Never meet anyone or have them visit you!
(People you meet online may not be who they say they are. That 12-year old girl you know on the internet may not really be 12, and may not even be a girl!)
|Keep your passwords private. Don't even tell your friends.|
|Don't open unknown e-mail attachments - just delete them. They can contain computer viruses that will not only harm your computer, but can spread to all your friends computers.|
|Always check for viruses and spyware before installing anything on your computer. That cool game could destroy your computer, or even be quietly sending your passwords back to someone.|
If things get scary or strange just log off.
When in doubt ask your parents.