In this day and age, it’s more important than ever to make sure that kids stay safe on the Internet. The internet is a great resource for finding information, but it’s important that you are aware of the potential dangers. When you are browsing the Internet, make sure your parents know what you are searching for.
Here are some safety tips to remember when you are using the internet:
- Don’t give anyone your password, name, address, the name of your school or any information about your family
- Don’t talk to strangers on the Internet
- Don’t agree to meet anyone in person that you’ve met online
- Don’t fill in a profile that asks for your name and address
- Don’t visit a chat room without an adult’s / parent’s permission
- Don’t stay online if you see something you think your parents won’t like
- Don’t post pictures of yourself without your parents’ permission
- Do not download or install anything on your computer without your parents’ permission
- If you have any questions about something you read, ask your parent or guardian
- If you are talking to someone online and they make you uncomfortable, remember you don’t have to talk back to them
For more information about Internet safety, check out the McGruff Safe Kids new and improved Internet Safety Kit. The kit includes eight pages of information and advice on social networking sites, Internet predators, cyber-bullying and more.