Internet Safety

Phishing emails, phone calls, and websites that people use to steal other people's money and passwords.
Here is an example of a phishing email:

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http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/phishing-symptoms.aspx


Toddlers and Kids:
If you are on a website that doesn't look good, be sure to tell a parent!


If you get a suspicious email or phone call, or the website you're on looks suspicious, find out how to correctly report it!

Adults:
For phone calls, write down the number and report it to the authorities.
For emails and websites, correctly report it to your email provider or web browser.

Identity Theft and Bank Account Information
Identity theft is when people steal your identity (credit card, bank account, or social security number, etc.) and pose as you.

Kids: Indentity Theft is probably not a problem for you, so don't worry!

Pre-teens and Teens:
IF you have a credit card or bank account, or you know your social security number, protect it! NEVER put the information online.

Adults:
Protect your bank account and credit card information and social security number. Only use credit cards on websites you trust. Never tell anyone your information.

Instant Messaging
Instant messaging with friends is great, but what if you get one from a stranger?

Kids:
If you get a message from someone you don't know, tell a parent.

Pre-teens and Teens:
If you don't know the person who sent the message, don't reply. Block the person so they can no longer contact you.

Adults:
Ignore the sender if you don't know them. Don't reply! Instead, get out of the chat and block the person.





Chatrooms
Think chatrooms are great? You're making so many new friends, right? Well, that girl who's the same age as you and loves all the samethings as you could really be a 40-year-old man.

Kids:
Don't give out any personal information to people yo don't know!

Pre-teens and Teens:
Don't tell anyone your password. Make sure you don't say anything that could be used to identify you!

Adults:
Make sure that no personal information or photos are on your chatroom profile. Never tell anyone anything that shows where your live, where you work, etc.


Scams
Some people make things up to get money. This is called a scam.

Kids:
Don't click on the things that say 'FREE iPAD!' or 'YOU'VE WON!'. They're just scams.

Pre-teens and Teens:
Ignore ads that say things like 'YOU'VE BEEN CHOSEN TO RECEIVE A FREE _! CLICK HERE TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE!" They're fake. They just want your personal information.

Adults:
IF you ever receive an email from someone claiming to be your long lost relative who lives in another country and needs money, ignore the email. The sender just wants your bank account/credit card information. Also, never click on ads that say you've won something.

Social Networking Sites
Social Networking sites can be a great way to connect with friends, but how would you feel if someone you don't know found all your information on your profile?

Kids:
Never join a website without asking your parents first. If they say it's okay, make sure you don't give away personal information.

Pre-teens and Teens:
Check the privacy settings on your accounts. Make sure they are set so only certain people can see things like your full name, age, school, and where you live.

Adults:
Make sure you change your privacy settings if you haven't already. Change it so only friends can see stuff like your full name, where you work, and where you live.

Sexual Predators and Harassment
Some people on the internet have only 1 goal-to mentally and physically harass others. This may sound scary, but as long as you stay safe you'll be okay.

Kids:
Only go on websites with your parents
permission. Never give out personal information to people you don't know.

Pre-teens and Teens:
Never let something someone said online get to your head. Remember, their goal is to both you. Also, never get too comfortable with the people you meet online. The person you're talking to may say they're an 11-year-old girl and really be a 40-year-old sexual predator.

Adults:
IF someone ever says something to you that you're not comfortable with, don't let it get to your head. Never go meet someone you know only from the internet unless you know it is 100% safe. Who knows-they could be a sexual predator.



Email
Email has become one of the best-and fastest-ways to send mail. But what happens when someone you don't know gets you email address?

Kids:
Only send emails with your parents help.

Pre-teens and Teens:
If you have an email account, be careful who you give it to. Never give your email or your friends' emails out to people you don't know or websites. Some websites and people use emailing for bad things. Also, never reply to emails from people you don't know or spam emails.

Adults:
Never give your email out to websites you don't trust or people you don't know. You could end up getting ads, spam, or other bad things.

Passwords
Passwords need to be protected!

Kids:
Never share your

with anyone, not even your best friend.

Pre-teens and Teens:
Keep your passwords to yourself. If someone gets your Facebook, who knows what they'll post!


Adults:
Never tell anyone your passwords. They could get into your email account and send emails posing as you.

Sexting
Some people think it's okay to send inappropriate pictures to others. It's not.

Pre-teens and Teens:
If someone asks you to send them an inappropriate picture of yourself or they send you an inappropriate picture of themselves, tell an adult IMMEDIATELY!

Adults:
Sending inapproriate pictures to others won't make them like you any more. In fact, they'll probably like you less. Never exchange inappropriate pictures with someone else.



Cyberbullying


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdQBurXQOeQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player


Sources:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/phishing-symptoms.aspx
http://www.chatdanger.com/
http://www.cyberbullying.info/