Internet Safety

How to avoid trouble on the internet.

Think Before You Share:

  • Billing Information (credit card numbers)
  • Addresses
  • Telephone Numbers
  • Parent's Work Information (Telephone Number or Address)
  • Personal ID's.
  • Any Medical History.
  • Days You'll Be On Vacation.
  • Photos Of Yourself.

You Should NEVER:

  • Talk to people you don't know on social media.
  • Download something such as an app that you might suspect is inappropriate.
  • Enter a website that you might suspect contains inappropriate information.
  • Click on those pop-ups that say things like: "You've won an iPad!" Let's be honest, you didn't actually win an iPad.
  • Tolerate cyber bullying.
  • Bully others.
  • Post something you may someday regret.

To Protect Your Content Online You Should:

  • Avoid websites that you think could potentially contain inappropriate content.
  • Avoid clicking on any pop-ups.
  • Make unique passwords for every website you create an account on. These passwords should be a mix of uppercase/lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
  • Avoid sharing personal content on social media (like mentioned above).
  • Avoid downloading any unknown material or apps.

You Should Tell Someone If:

  • You're being bullied online.
  • You come across inappropriate content on social media.
  • A stranger is trying to contact you on social media.
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Safe Web Surfing: Top Tips for Kids and Teens Online

Internet Statistics:

  • 93% of teenagers 12-17 use the internet.
  • 73% of teenagers have a social media account.
  • 5% of teenagers have admitted to arranging to meet someone that they have meet online.
  • 34% of students have admitted to experiencing cyberbullying.
  • 71% of teenagers have admitted to doing something on the internet that they don't want their parents to know about.
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