INTERNET SAFETY The Internet can be a wonderful resource for kids. They can use it to research school reports, communicate with teachers and other kids, and play interactive games. Kids who are old enough to swipe a screen can have access to the world.
As a parent, it’s important to be aware of what your kids see and hear on the Internet, who they meet, and what they share about themselves online. Please take the time to have a conversation with your child regarding Internet Safety.
Below you will find a set of basic Internet Safety practices that every child should know about and follow. Please share them with your child.
Isn’t the Internet amazing?
It is like having the world’s biggest library at your desk! The whole world is just a click away! But just like riding your bike or crossing the street, there are rules to keep you safe while you are on-line…
INTERNET SAFETY RULES
The most important rule you have to follow is to NEVER GIVE OUT PERSONAL INFORMATION about yourself. This means your name, home address, the name of your school and your telephone number.
Here are other important safety tips related to the Internet:
- Never send your picture without first checking with your parents or a grownup
- Never agree to get together with someone you “meet” online without first checking with your parents.
- Always tell dad or mom if you come across any information that makes you uncomfortable or scared.
- Don’t respond to any messages that are mean or make you uncomfortable. Tell a grownup if it happens.
- Never give out your Internet password to anyone (even your best friends), except your parents.
- Ask permission before downloading or installing software or an App, or doing anything that could possibly hurt your computer or risk your family’s privacy.