internet safety

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  • Know who is connecting with your children online and set rules for social networking, instant messaging, e-mailing, online
  • What is personal information? Why should you keep it private?esides me, who do you feel that you can talk to if you are in a scary or uncomfortable situation?
  • Continually dialogue with your children about online safety.
  • Establish rules for when they are allowed to use their cell phone, what websites they can visit, and what apps they can download.
  • Remind your children that anything they send from their phones can be easily forwarded and shared.
  • Talk to your child about the possible consequences of sending sexually explicit or provocative images or text messages.

  • Always read a website's privacy policy before giving any personal information. Also make sure that a website offers a secure connection before giving credit card information.

  • Websites for children are not permitted to request personal information without a parent's permission. Talk to children about what personal information is and why you should never give it to people online
  • If children use chat or e-mail, talk to them about never meeting in person with anyone they first "met" online.
  • Talk to children about not responding to offensive or dangerous e-mail, chat, or other communications. Report any such communication to local law enforcement. Do not delete the offensive or dangerous e-mail; turn off the monitor, and contact local law enforcement.