Internet Safety

The Internet and You!

Be S.M.A.R.T.

-Always be SAFE when exploring the Internet.

-Never MEET someone you have just talked to online.

-Don't ACCEPT e-mails, messages, texts or files from people you don't know.

-Not all information on the internet is RELIABLE, check it out before you believe it.

-TELL an adult you trust immediately if something makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe.

Safely Search the Web

*Before going anywhere you should always ask your parent or teacher first.

*Only talk to people you know when you are on the internet, never talk to strangers.

*Stick to places that are just right for you.

-Always visit websites that are good and appropriate.

-Avoid sites that are not allowed or inappropriate for kids.

Create a Strong Password

-Only you and your parents should know your password.

-Don't use passwords that are easy to guess, like your nickname or pet's name.

-Don't use a word in the dictionary as a password.

-Create passwords that have at least 8 characters.

-When creating a password be sure to include a combination of letters, numbers and symbols.

-Be sure to change your password regularly (every 6 months), this helps with your security.

"Netiquette" (noun)- The social code of learning on the internet

  1. Ask- Ask your teacher for permission to use the internet.
  2. Good Conduct- Follow your teachers directions and the school's rules when surfing the web.
  3. Appropriate content- Do not access inappropriate sites. Sites should be used for education only.
  4. Hide your name- Do not use your real name online. Create a Username.
  5. Keep your address private- Never give out your address, this helps avoid unwanted guests.
  6. No Number- Never give your number out on the internet.
  7. No Chat Rooms- Stay away from chat rooms because they are not supervised by teachers.
  8. Report cyber bullies- Tell a teacher about cyber-bullies, this can help keep cyber- space safer for everyone.
  9. Ask to email- Ask your teacher's permission before you send an e-mail, this way the teacher can make sure you send it out correctly.

Digital Passport- Fun and Educational way for kids to learn how to use the Internet.


*Cyber-bullying- The use of digital media tools such as the internet and cell phones to deliberately upset or harass someone else.

The Power of Words - Words can hurt and cause others to become angry, upset or sad.

-Kids may use more hurtful and extreme language online than offline.

-Cyber-bullying can happen anytime and anywhere online.

-Online messages can be more confusing because there are no face-to-face cues to help you understand people's real intentions.

If you are a victim of cyber-bullying you should...

1. Don't respond or retaliate.

2. Block the "Bully".

3. Save and print the bullying messages.

4. Talk to a friend.

5. Tell a trusted adult.

Keep Personal Information Private

When online never give out your personal information, it could be a security hazard and put you in danger!

Private information includes...

*Full Name

*Phone Number


*Credit Card Number

*Birth Date


*Home Address



*Name of School

*Personal Family Information

Get Your Parents Involved!


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