Internet Safety for Middle School

What students need to know to stay safe on the web!

Let's Keep it Safe and Fun!

"Internet safety isn’t about a bunch of rules telling you 'never do this', or trying to scare you into safe behavior. Internet safety is about avoiding being being ripped off, disrespected, bullied, scammed, or stalked while you’re just trying to have a good time online."

-Washington State Office of the Attorney General

Let's Be Smart and Fair on the web!

  1. When using the internet, use your common sense. If anything looks fake to you or looks like something you can't trust, do not click on it!
  2. Don't steal anything that isn't yours. You would not walk into a music store and steal a record so do not steal music offline.
  3. Social networking can be a great way to stay in touch with people but make sure that your personal information stays personal.
  4. When you are completing an assignment make sure that you always give credit for information that is not your own. Not giving credit to the author or contributor is not only plagiarizing but can be against some copyright laws.
  5. Most importantly stay safe and enjoy the internet, it is a great tool and resource!

Safe Web Surfing: Top Tips for Kids and Teens Online

Beware of phishing!

Phishing is a way for cyber criminals to steal your personal information!
Be very careful about what e-mails you open and what information you send out.

For ways to recognize signs of phishing or scams go to:
This site will give you an example of what a phishing e-mail looks like!

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