Internet Safety 101
How to keep yourself safe
Safe Computing Tips
Personal Identity Safety
Make sure to keep your online profiles private as well. If profiles are public, someone can copy your information and photos.
Never share your passwords with anyone other than your parents! Not even your best friend! Change your password often and use a combination of letters, numbers, and characters in these as well. If someone finds out your password, they can get on websites and ruin your identity.
Don't post inappropriate or sexually provocative pictures or comments. Also, don't respond to inappropriate requests.
Learn about copyright laws. You don't want to share, post, or distribute anything that will get you into trouble later on down the road (Dowshen, 2010).
Chat Room/Instant Messaging Caution
Some basic rules to follow in regards to chat rooms are to never trade personal photographs in the mail or over the internet, never reveal personal information (address, telephone number, school), use only a screen name (never your real name), never agree to meet a person you only know from a chat room, never respond to a threatening email or message, and always tell a parent about a conversation/communication that was threatening and/or scary (Dowshen, 2011b).
~Check who owns it
~Get permission to use it
~Give credit to the creator
~Buy it (if necessary)
~Use it responsibly
Fair use allows you the ability to use a small amount of someone's work without permission, but only in certain ways. It cannot be used for commercial use. It can be used for schoolwork and education, criticism or social commentary, news reporting, or comedy/parody (Common Sense Media, Inc, 2013).
~turning in someone else's work as your own
~copying words/ideas from someone else without giving credit
~failing to put a quotation in quotation marks
~giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation
By citing sources, plagiarism can be avoided. Make sure you give credit where credit is due! (Plagiarism, 2013)
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