Internet Safety Tips ! Establish clear, simple, and easy to read house rules re- garding internet usage Check into safeguarding programs that your online service provider offers Websites for young people are not permitted to request personal information without a parent’s permission. Talk to young people about what personal information is Talk to young people about never meeting in person with anyone they first “met” online Talk to young people about not responding to offensive or dangerous emails or other communications. Report them to local law enforcement Keep the computer in the family room or other open area Adults should educate themselves about computers and the internet Let your young people show you what they can do online and visit their favorite sites with them Help young people use child-friendly search engines Be aware of other computers your young person uses outside of the home Young people should not complete a profile for a service provider and screen names should be non-descript Talk to your young people about what to do if they see something that makes them feel scared, uncomfortable, or confused ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Learn how to safely use Blogs, Chat rooms, Facebook, Instant Messaging, Email, Peer-to-Peer, Twitter, Cell phones/Text Messaging
Net Smart Workshop
Web Wise Kids