The internet is very important. It is always important that you always be safe on the internet because you don't who's out there.


Ages 5-7
When your children go on the internet at this age you should always be with be and see wherever they go. You also should teach them to not click on any ads. If your kids want to play games you should test the website first to make sure it looks safe before you let your kids use it. If you leave your kids on the internet and you walk away for a little bit, and they click and add it could be dangerous. It could go it something saying Congratulations! You just won $500. They get all excited and click on it and it could take them to typing in there names, or going to an unsafe chat website.

Ages 8-11

When your kids go on the internet you should check and see what they were going to and looking up after they finish using it. If they are going to inappropriate sites or putting there information out there, that is not safe and you should tell them not to that that anymore. There are creepy people out there.

Ages 12-17
These are the ages when most kids get a facebook or a twitter. You should make sure you know your facebook is safe and everything is blocked so that when someone searches your name they cannot see any of your pictures or information. You should not accept anyone that you do not know or have ever met; it

could be a grown man. Most teenagers are caught with sexting, instant messaging- for people you don’t know, scams, and being on Facebook. Sexting is taking nude pictures of you and sending to other people. If it was a man taking a picture of himself and sending it to a young girl that would be called child pornography and Sexting because he was naked while he sent the picture.

Instant messaging can and cannot be safe. If it is one of your friends that you know and for sure know there chat name it is safe. But, if it is someone that you think you may know do not respond to the chat, bec
ause it could be someone trying to harm you. Another video chat network is Oovoo or Skype. The difference between the two is Skype you can only video chat or call with one person from all the way across the world. With Oovoo you can video chat with more than 1 person with is safer. Video chat is safer to use so you can actually see who you’re talking with. Any body can be caught in a scam. A scam is when you go to purchase something and it’s really someone trying to take your money. You could be going on eBay and looking at something that you really want, you go to buy it and you don’t know what it was not real and the person took your money and leaves you with nothing. So you should always ask and adult before you go to buy something on the internet. Facebook can also be a dangerous place to go. You need to make sure if you have a Facebook everything is secured and blocked for the people you are not friends with. If someone that you do not know friends you and looks suspicious you can ignore, decline, or even block. You should not make your profile public or any of your pictures either.

Ages 18-70
This is the ages when adults are on the internet doing something fine or something very bad. They can either be chatting some little girl on a chatting website pretending they are someone from school and asking to come over, and for an address. This is an example of danger in online chat rooms, and people having there identity stolen for someone else.

All Ages...

All ages can be in situations on the internet with harassment, cyber bulling, emails, and passwords being stolen. Internet harassment is when you are harassed on the internet. Internet harassment, and cyber bullying are mainly the same thing. It is when someone is being mean to you and using mean words to cut people down through technology. It can be through a cell phone, chat websites, Facebook, twitter, etc. To be safe through emails you can, make sure you know the person your emailing and not a wrong email address. Or you can set up a safe email account so you know it cannot be hacked in any way. So nobody steals your passwords you can make them safe, and not tell anyone about them and you can make it something that no one will guess. For the document below click on it, then save it and open it to learn more about cyber bullying.

Phishing- The fraudulent practice of sending e-mails purporting to be from legitimate companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as credit-card numbers, online.
Identity theft-is when someone takes your identity and pretends they are you, and can take all your information, like stealing your identity.

Sexual predators- is a person who has been convicted of or pled guilty to committing a sexually oriented offense, and who is likely in the future to commit additional sexually oriented offenses. Sexual predators present unique challenges to the forensic psychiatrist because their condition is often resistant to current treatments; they may or may not have a concurrent mental illness; and it is often difficult to properly place convicted sexual predators, whether within the prison population or in mental health facilities.

Bank account information- You should never give your bank out information out to anyone because they could take your information and use it to buy stuff, and they could charge lots of money on your card, and it could be very hard to get the money back.

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