Ms. Poland's Internet Safety Guide

Some tips to help you to be safe online

Ms. Courtney Poland

I am a Middle School Special Education teacher who wants to inform my students about Internet Safety!
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How do you protect yourself online?

  • Be as anonymous as possible (don't share things like your address, email, phone number, ect.)
  • Use privacy settings (your parents and teachers will already have these on the computer for you)
  • Think before you post (if it doesn't feel like a good idea to post it, then it probably isn't)
  • Be honest about your age
  • Remember social networking sites are public spaces (do not post anything there that you don't want people to know)
  • Remember that people aren't always who they say they are (always ask a parent or teacher about who it is okay and not okay to talk to)
  • Check comments regularly (if someone made a comment that you don't like, delete it or choose not to use that site any more)

"How to Be Safe on Social Sites." Internet Safety 101. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2013. <>.

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VIRUSES...these will make your computer sick!

If any of these things happen, leave the website and tell your parent or teacher because it may mean that the computer has a virus.

  • An unusual message or image appears on the screen
  • An unusual sound or music plays randomly
  • The available memory is less than what should be available
  • A file is suddenly missing
  • An unknown program mysteriously appears
  • The size of a file changes without explanation
  • A program or file does not work

EDN 303, Module 2. Computer Networks and Security Ethics.

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Other Helpful Tips to Remember

EDN 303, Module 2. Computer Networks and Security Ethics.

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Be Safe, Be Aware, Learn, and Have FUN!!!