INTERNET SAFETY


Info for all ages




Under 5Do not click on any pop ups. Or give out information with out a
sking your parents. Ask your parents to get you on to a website.

6-12Delete unknown emails. Do not talk to someone you don’t know on the internet. And don’t tell them where you live. Never click on pop ups or follow links in emails. And for older children never put your address or phone number and or any info to identify you in chats . If you want to use chatrooms, do not tell anything personal about you. For instance, your sports team, school, address, phone number, or passwords and even mascots.

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Teens Don’t download things you re not sure if they are safe. Do not ever, ever post naked pictures or send them. Or in chatrooms say anything about yourself or where you live. If someone is sending you links in twitter or facebook do not click on them just report them as spam and delete them. Also put privacy settings on facebook and twitter. Don’t believe people are who they say they are in chats because you don’t know for sure and never meet them in person. When setting up chats with friends make it private so you can control who gets in and who doesn’t. Do not say what team you play for, your colors or position or grade. Do not open links people send you in chatrooms. Never give out phone numbers.

20s- Do not put your address on twitter or facebook and put privacy settings on each. And if someone friends you and you don’t know who they are and you don’t have friends in common ignore them. Never put your social security number or credit card number on a site youre not sure about and of course never in the “You’ve won!” pop ups. Get pop up blockers.

50s- If you receive a email from someone you do not know , delete it . And when finding websites make sure theyre safe and don’t give your credit card number or social security . Never follow unknown links. Or put too personal information on the internet. Or believe emails that the sender is unknown and do not click on most popups.

70s- do not put your social security number anywhere .ever. Do not follow links in emails you don’t know who they"re from, or click on most pop ups. Use credible websites and if something doesn’t look right get off the website.
PHISHING
You can check your email preferences to block emails sent globally or to everyone on the service.or block messages not sent from your contacts. Phishing is when some tries to get your personal info like your social security number of credit card number. Do not click on links in emails that are unknown and just because it looks like a official financial institution. Also if the email asks you to click on a link, don’t click on it.
Identity theft
Identity theft is a big problem on the internet. Someone could take your identity over the internet if you give out you social security number or other personal things on the internet. Tips to help- Never put your social security number on the internet, official cites don’t usually ask for it so you can tell if it is an unsafe website. If you get an email saying you’ve won something or a bank needs your info- and you don’t know the sender then they are trying to take your identity
IMs
instant messaging can be a really fun way to talk to friends but there are some dangerous people out there who could try to talk to you. If someone you don’t know IMs you and none of your friends now them either, then do not respond and block the user. If this person continues to IM you, change your username.
Chat rooms- chat rooms can be fun but they can be really dangerous too. In a chat use a user name that gives no personal info away. In the chat do not say your address, full name, school , sports team, mascots , city you live in and phone number. These things could help someone find you.
Scams- Scams are common on the internet. Some of the most common are the “YOU ‘VE WON!” pop ups , that once you click on ask for a lot of personal information, and email scams. People will try to scam you virtually out of your money by pop ups or emails. It even may look official but still just delete that email if you don’t know the sender.
Facebook and other social networking sites
Facebook and other social networks can be great. You can communicate with friends and have fun. But you still want to take some steps to prevent any danger. First make sure only your friends can view your profile and we reviewing a friend request make sure you know the person or have a lot of friends in common. Also don’t respond if someone you don’t know sends you a inappropriate message , just block them and report them and delete the message .Also on twitter , make your profile locked so you can control who follows you and don’t put too personal information on there.
SEXUAL PREDATORS

There are sexual predators out there. They are online just like they are out there in the world. They can target kids through IM, chatrooms, email, and other social networking outlets. As rule keep all online friendships, online. Never met with someone ace to face. Also never tell personal information, like your school , a sports team, even your mascot. If you are being harassed by a predator on the web, tell your parents, then delete the account you have been communicating on with this person.
Email
Email is a great way to communicate. You can email your paper to a teacher or a video to a friend. But there are some important things to remember about email. First try to make your email something that does not reveal information about you. Do not put your name, just use a nickname. There are also a lot of dangerous emails that are trying to scam you. If you get a email from a unknown sender, never reply or click on a link (if sent one). Usually emails sent to everyone on the email service are scams. If you receive an email with a inappropriate picture, delete it (never respond).
Passwords
For passwords ,do not use anything personal or something that can be easily guessed , like your name or pet’s name. Also never give out your passwords for anything, even to one of your friends.
Bank Account information
Some places on the internet might ask for your bank account info, but truly credible websites and people do not ask for it. Also scammers might try to get you by sending out emails with bank logos on them. Remember just because the email has a bank logo on it does not make it real.
Harassment
- If someone keeps sending you emails, IM, or chats and you do not know them or you do know them but do not want to communicate with them , this is whats harassment means in this case. You can block them , delete them from friends and report them. But if the person keeps harassing you , change your username.
Cyberbullying
Cyberbullying is a large problem on the internet. People can bully others through emails, chats, wall posts and IMs. Remember if you are ever angry at someone , do not put it on the internet . Just think what you say is on there forever.If you are being cyber bullied , tell someone, get help .Then delete your accounts or block the person that is bullying you. Do not reply back, just try to ignore them but, if it gets to hard to handle then delete those accounts.
Sexting
Sexting is when someone sends a picture of themselves naked to another person’s phone. Teens and kids in some states have actually been arrested for sending naked pictures to others.Do not send naked pictures , the person who received them could post them online or send it to their friends. If someone is pressuring you to send a naked picture , tell them no and if they keep persisting , stop communicating with them.

By: KRISTEN GRIFFITH :)



Websites Visited :
http://www.wiredsafety.org/parent.html
http://disney.go.com/legal/internet_safety.html

www.wiredsafety.org
http://www.ollnet.com/school/faculty/DonRoque/shannon.htm
http://kidshealth.org/teen/safety/safebasics/internet_safety.html
http://www.wiredteens.org/
http://www.thatsnotcool.com/
http://www.cybercrime.gov/rules/rules.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZHq4CQekTY By :RECfilms
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