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Tips for Online safety

  • Do not give out personal information such as your address, telephone number, parents’ work address/telephone number without your parents’ permission.
  • Tell your parents right away if you come across something that makes you feel uncomfortable.
  • Never agree to get together with someone you “meet” online without first checking with your parents. If your parents agree to the meeting, you should ensure that it is in a public place and bring a parent along.
  • Talk with your parents about posting pictures of yourself or others online and do not post any pictures that your parents consider to be inappropriate.
  • Do not respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make your feel uncomfortable. It is not your fault if you get a message like that. If you do receive such a message, tell your parents right away.
  • Talk with your parents so that you can set up rules for going online and using a mobile phone. Together, you and your parents will decide upon the time of day that you can be online, the length of time you can be online and appropriate areas for you to visit. Do not access other areas or break these rules without their permission.
  • Do not give out your passwords to anyone (even your best friends) other than your parents.
  • Check with your parents before downloading or installing software or doing anything that could possibly hurt our computer or mobile device or jeopardize your family’s privacy.
  • Be a good online citizen and not do anything that hurts other people or is against the law.
  • Help your parents understand how to have fun and learn things online and teach them things about the Internet, computers and other technology.