Internet Safety

For Students

Not All Websites Are Safe!!

Carefully evaluate the legitimacy of every website you visit. Be on the lookout for anything that seems off about a website, any downloads that start without your permission, or any pop-ups. If you believe that a virus may have infected your computer, either you, or your parents should immediately close the browser or program and run a virus scan.

Being Safe With Social Media

Be Careful Who You Share information With

With social media sites such as Facebook being so prevalent in our society, it is important to watch what you are posting, and be aware that you and your friends may not be the only ones that can see it. Just because there is a box asking for certain information, like your address or phone number, does not mean you have to fill it out. The best way to be safe is to set your profile to the most private setting, and only post information that will not hurt you if it falls in to the wrong hands.
Also, be very careful about who you are adding or talking to. Do not add anyone unless you know them personally, not even if they say they are friends with your friend. Be sure you know exactly who you are talking to at all times.

Funmoods' Online Safety Kit - Little Red Riding Mood


There are ten core rules of netiquette:

1) Remember the Human
2) Adhere to the same standards of behavior online that you follow in real life

3) Know where you are in cyberspace

4) Respect other people's time and bandwidth

5) Make yourself look good online

6) Share Expert knowledge

7) Help keep flame wars under control

8) Respect other people's privacy

9) Don't abuse your power

10) Be forgiving of other people's mistakes

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