Internet Safety

How to Stay Safe in Cyber Space

Can Internet usage be neutralized?

In our ever-growing technological society, kids can and need to access the internet in order to do things like, play educational games, or research an animal for a project . Starting at a young age, with the establishment of safety guideline and netiquette, safety while on the web can be somewhat controlled.

Do not give out personal data.

Be careful about what you post and share. If taken by the wrong person, this information could be used to hurt you financially, emotionally, and/or physically.

Things not to share:

  • Full name
  • Address
  • Passwords
  • Schools
  • Photographs
  • and even your birthday

Stranger Danger!

This goes hand in hand with the previous section. People are not always who they seem to be, especially on the Internet. Let a parent, teacher, guardian, etc. know, if a stranger tries to contact you. Do not feel obligated to respond and send them no personal information.

Do not Get Hooked.

Phishing is a scam where Internet scammers send emails or pop-ups in hopes of collecting your personal and/or financial information.

Rules of Thumb:

  • Do not reply to messages that ask for personal or financial information
  • Do not click on links within the message
  • Do not copy and past the links in a web browser, because phishers can still send you to a different site

Also, be weary of any suspicious links, websites, etc., that could send a virus (i.e. trojan horse) to crash your computer.


  • Ignore harassing or rude comments.
  • Save or print the evidence of bullying.
  • Tell an adult and also contact the site administrator if you are bullied/harassed.
  • Respect others online, like you would want to be respected.
  • Do not share your password, unless it is with a parent/caregiver,
  • Use privacy settings.

Scenarios of Cyber-Bullying

Cyber-Bullying: Tips for Parents

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