◦Don’t give anyone your password, name, address, the name of your school or any information about your family
◦Don’t talk to strangers on the Internet
◦Don’t agree to meet anyone in person that you’ve met online
◦Don’t fill in a profile that asks for your name and address
◦Don’t visit a chat room without an adult’s / parent’s permission
◦Don’t stay online if you see something you think your parents won’t like
◦Don’t post pictures of yourself without your parents’ permission
◦Do not download or install anything on your computer without your parents’ permission
◦If you have any questions about something you read, ask your parent or guardian
◦If you are talking to someone online and they make you uncomfortable, remember you don’t have to talk back to them
Safety Tips Provided by
McGruff Safe Kids
Internet Safety For Adults
Here are some ways to keep your computer and personal information safe when going online:
◦Learn how to spot common scams and fraud - Find out the warning signs of internet fraud, phishing, and other online scams.
◦Update your computer software - Download the latest versions of your operating system, web browsers, and apps.
◦Talk to your kids about being safe and responsible online - If you are a parent, help protect your kids online by teaching them about the risks.
◦Don’t share your passwords or sensitive information with anyone you don’t trust - Think about why someone needs it and if you can really trust the request.Laptop security is also important when using a portable computer in public to help prevent all your valuable information stored on it from falling into the hands of an identity thief.
◦Don’t use the same passwords for multiple accounts - Try to make your passwords unpredictable and avoid using names, dates, or common words.
◦Don’t give out personal information over unencrypted websites - When shopping or banking online, only use websites that use encryption to protect your information as it goes from your computer to their server.