Being Secure On The Internet
Using the Internet
Everytime you logon!
Wild About Safety with Timon and Pumbaa!
You have logged into a chat room that is meant for kids like yourself, who love the ocean. The creator of this chat room wanted to provide kids around the world a way to talk about their interest of the ocean, but that does not mean everyone on this site is a kid! You may think you are speaking to Thomas Manning who is also 7 years old, but this persons real name is Robert Black and he is a 43 year old man who is trying to steal your information. This is why it is important to ask your parents’ permission before using the internet, letting them know what sites you are visiting, and discussing with them what information you are allowed to share on that specific site.
The internet is a great resource to use to stay connected with your friends and family. The internet is also a resource individuals use to hurt others, which is an action that is not ethically acceptable. In this case you have received a friend request from an individual who appears to be 9 year old Jessica Teller, you have mutual friends, and you both attend the same school and find her cute so you accept the request. The first thing Jessica does is message you, "Hi Jake!" You two begin to build a friendship. Later in the conversation Jessica says, "You are ugly and will never have a real friend." This statement is not okay and you should tell the first adult available. The person claiming to be Jessica is cyber bullying and is not using her internet privilege ethically. It is not okay for anyone to cyber bully you nor you to cyber bully others.
NEVER PUT PERSONAL INFORMATION ONLINE
To Learn More
Department of Electronics and Information Technology Government of India. (2007-2012). Internet Ethics. Retrieved July 7, 2013, from ISEA: http://infosecawareness.in/children/internet-ethics
Disney Educational Productions. (2012, July 16). Wild About Safety with Timon and Pumbaa: Safety Smart Online. Retrieved July 7, 2013, from Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-njh8mFvVk
Teach-ICT. (N/A). Using the Internet Safely. Retrieved July 7, 2013, from Teach-ICT: http://www.teach-ict.com/ks3/internet_safety/staying_safe/stayingsafe2.htm
The Nemours Foundation . (1995-2013). Safe Cyberspace Surfing. Retrieved July 7, 2013, from Kids Health: http://kidshealth.org/kid/watch/house/internet_safety.html?tracking=K_RelatedArticle
Image of Child on the Computer - by Kristin Chessman 2010, http://www.sheknows.com/living/articles/819493/Your-kid-s-first-computer-What-to-look-for
Image of Man in Suit - by email@example.com 2010, http://halloween-images.com/picture/cartoon-man-in-suit-000087280844