While the Internet offers amazing opportunities for entertainment, education, connectivity, and more, anyone who goes online should understand basic Online Safety. Teaching these basics is essential.

 

  • When asked by friends or strangers, online or offline, never share Account IDs and Passwords.
  • Don't reveal any personal identity information in your Screen Names, such as your birthday, hobbies, hometown or school.
  • In any information exchange, like e-mail or chat, never give any personal information about yourself or someone else.
  • Don't share photos of yourself, your family, or your home with people you meet online.
  • Never open e-mails that come from unknown sources - DELETE them.
  • If you receive mean or threatening comments online, don't respond. Log off and report the activity to your parents.
  • Nothing you write on the Web is completely private. Be careful what you write and to whom.
  • Never make plans to meet an online "friend" in person.
  • WHEN IN DOUBT: Always ask your parents for help. If you're not sure, log off.

 

Resources: 

USA-SOS.org

I-SAFE

BrainPop: Internet Safety

K-3 BrainPop Internet Safety

Netsmartz

AwareNet @ Disney

KidSMART

Professor Garfield

iKeepSafe.org

NetsmartzKids

SafetyLand

 

Online interactive Internet Safety books/Activities:

 

Little Red in Cyberspace (k-5)

Little Red Games on Internet Safety

Surfing Safely (6-8)

Online Safety Scavenger Hunt

 
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