Internet Safety Tips
Protect Yourelf and Others When Using the Internet
BEFORE YOU EXPLORE...
Rule #1: Resect Your Computer!
1. If you are using a computer, make sure it had updated anti-virus software on it. Viruses are a certain type of program that is created to attach itself to various programs and software on your computer that can cause a lot of damages and make your computer sick, (just like real virus can make you sick).
The video below will explain everything you need to know about viruses and what you need to do to prevent them!
Rule #2: Starnger Danger!
- NEVER tell a stranger your full name or date of birth
- NEVER tell a stranger where you live or go to school
- NEVER agree to meet with a stranger
- NEVER give a stranger your telephone number
- Lastly, NEVER send a picture of yourself to a stranger
Rule #3: The GOLDEN Rule
- Treat others with respect
- Do not use ugly language such as profanity (cuss words) or cruel statements
- Do not start and/or spread rumors or lies about others online (Online harassment and/or bullying is illegal by the way!)
- Do not shout at others online (using ALL CAPITAL LETTERS!!!)
For addition information on Netiquette watch the video below. This is very important rules to learn as you get older and into the professional world!
- If a stranger ask for any personal information or someone is bullying you online, come tell me, your parents, or another trusted adult.
- Do not give your school passwords out to anyone, even your closest friends.
- Do not open any emails from people you do not know. Come notified me or a trusted adult if you receive an email from an unknown user.
- Lastly, tell me or a trusted adult if you see or are a victim of online bullying.
- Oh one more thing! Have fun using all the resources we have for you! :)
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Digital Etiquette [video file]. Retrieved from http://www.brainpop.com/technology/computersandinternet/digitaletiquette/
Use Your Netsmartz: Don’t Open that File [Video File]. Retrieved from http://www.netsmartzkids.org/LearnWithClicky/DontOpenThatFile
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