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