Internet Safety

How to be safe online

It is really important that you know how to be safe online.

Security

  • Never post your personal information, such as a cell phone number, home number, home address, or your location on any social networking site or through mobile apps like Snapchat or Instagram.
  • NEVER share your password with anyone, including your best friend. The only people who should know your password are your parents or guardian.
  • Do not download or install software or anything on your computer or cell phone before checking with your parents or guardian.
  • Use the privacy settings of social networking sites.
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The Internet has a Great Memory … So Keep Its Memory of You Clean

  • Just because the Internet is so massive does not mean that embarrassing or risqué pictures, rude or mean comments, or illegal activities will disappear forever
  • Watch what you post about others and yourself

Almost Everything on the Internet Is Traceable

  • Every search, web site visit, online posting and email is registered or recorded somewhere on the Internet.
  • Once you send something out on the Internet, it's almost impossible to take it back

People Live in "Fantasyland" Online

  • Even though someone writes, “Hi, I’m a really cool 15-year-old guy from New York City,” in reality that guy may be a 60-year-old man or even your next-door neighbor.
  • Use CAUTION

Your information can be sold to others