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Internet Safety Tips for all ages
  • Don't share your password with anyone else.
  • Before you share any information about yourself on the Internet, get your parents' permission.
  • Double-check the URL (the address of the Web site) before hitting the Enter key. Make sure the spelling is right. This will help ensure you go to the site you want, and not some other place.
  • Check with your parents or another adult you trust before going into a chat room. Different chat rooms have different rules and different types of people going to them. You and your parents want to make sure it is an appropriate place for you before you enter.
  • If something you see or read online makes you uncomfortable, leave the site. Tell a parent or a teacher right away.
  • Never send a picture of yourself (or anything else) to someone in e-mail unless your parents say it is okay.
  • If you receive unwanted, offensive, mean, threatening, or harassing e-mail, do not respond to it. Tell your parents or another adult right away.
  • Remember: not everything you read on the Internet is true.
  • Don't give out your age without checking with your parents first.
  • Never give out your full name (first and last). Don't give out your first name without checking with your parents or another adult first.
  • Never give out your home address over the Internet. Ask your parents or an adult before signing up for anything online.








Phishing
You may think that phishing is just regular fishing but its not, in the internet it is a completely new thing. What is phishing? Phishing is when people try to take your information by using any type official name to trick you into giving them your information. This can be done threw almost any type of technology such as email, phone, and websites. There are many different ways to spot someone trying to take your information, like in an email they usually have miss-spelled words and sometimes they have links to websites in them. All ways is on the lookout for these phishing scams because they are a real threat to you and your information.

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Identity theft and Bank account information
Bank account information is very important to keep safe because if someone hacked it you could lose all of your money so it is very important to keep your password safe and don’t give out any bank information or your credit card over the internet all of this could lead to identity theft. Identity theft is when you are scammed and someone takes your information. They can do this in many ways not just on the internet. They can take your identity anywhere at any time and that’s why you don’t give out your passwords, your full name, your social security number, or any bank information because they can get into any of your accounts and take your identity.













Instant messaging/ chat rooms and social networking sites
Instant messaging and chat rooms can be dangerous because of the people on them. You never know if the person you’re talking to is who they say they are and getting messaged by someone you don’t know can be dangerous. People on these chat rooms can take things you say and find out lots of information about you without you even knowing it. So you have to be careful about what you say when talking threw instant messaging. Here are some tips to stay safe on chat rooms: Never give out your address,never give out any personal information like your full name,never give out your age and never meet with them in person.If you follow these tips you can stay safe on chatrooms and instant messaging.

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Social networking sites are used to reconnect with people but if you have never met them it isn’t a good idea to accept their friend request because they can be stalkers, predators or just dangerous. The best way to not have people find you and friend you like on face book is to set up a security “wall” this helps because then people you don’t know can’t find you and friend you. Other ways to stay safe is to watch what you say, not say were you are, and to not put your address on your wall.
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Scams
Scams are ways people can steal your information. People can scam you in many ways like threw pop ups saying that you won something when really you have just let them get your information, emails , and threw your telephone. All of them are after the same thing your personal information. You can keep your self safe from these scams by deleting any emails that seem suspicious, not click on the pop ups and hang up if it isn’t a legitimate phone call.

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Emails and Passwords
Emails and passwords are very important they help you communicate with people and keep your email private. With emails you need to keep them safe and secure by not giving them out every were because them that can lead to scams and emails you don’t want. Passwords are really important to keep private because they help keep your personal information safe on the internet and they are also used for your bank accounts, so you don’t want someone getting a hold of your password and getting in to your bank account or your email. Ways to be safe are to not give out your password and email, have the same password for almost everything and switch it every so often so you aren’t hacked and try not to give out your email for everything.


Harassment and Cyber Bullying
Harassment and cyber bullying are two things that are very similar because they both can lead to the harm of you. Cyber bullying is when you bully someone on the internet through chat rooms, face book, email ect. If you cyber bully someone it is also harassment and harassment is when someone is saying hurtful things to you, picking on you and hurting you. Most bullying now is on the internet and when you cyber bully someone it can cause depression and suicide in some cases. People don’t realize that if you say or post anything on the internet that it wont go away even if you delete it. People are harassed threw the internet and in person and either way you could get arrested if it goes to a point that they kill themselves over it
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Sexting
Sexting is when you send nude pictures of yourself and post it on the internet or send it threw a text message. Most people send them threw text messages and think that its okay but really it’s not and you can go to jail for it because it is considered pornography. You can go to jail if the police or your school find out because it is then considered soliciting child pornography. If you think it will go away just because you delete it your wrong because it won’t, it will just float around in cyber space. So if someone tells you/ asks you say no because it will affect your life forever just because you said yes and hit send.













Sources
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/phishing-scams-overview.shtml
http://www.ciskopicks.com/2011/03/bank-of-america-checking-account/
http://www.watchforscams.com/internet_scams.html
http://www.betterparentinginstitute.com/Better-Parenting/parenting-child-raising-skills/cyberbullying-a-real-threat-to-your-kids/
http://musbox.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/how-to-revert-facebook-chat/
http://www.techtreak.com/internet/simple-rules-abbreviations-of-instant-messaging/
http://www.chaminade.org/MIS/WebSafety/30ways.htm
http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/
http://kidshealth.org/teen/safety/safebasics/internet_safety.html
http://sparkaction.org/node/4045
http://www.ikeepsafe.org/studiesstatistics/study-young-adults-care-about-online-privacy/

Videos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZHq4CQekTY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJ0PVXJ2ILY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwKgg35YbC4