Internet Safety


The internet is a very important part of daily life. We use the internet everyday to research, play games, talk to friends, and much more. Since we use the internet so much it’s very important that we know how to stay safe on the internet. This page has been created to educate people of all ages about the internet.

Blogs and Chat rooms


Never give ouInternet_safety_cartoon_abotu_identity.gift any personal information on blogs to anyone. Bad people will pose as people your age and might be someone else older than you. This mostly applies to teenagers and young adults. Never meet anyone that you meet online, in person. The person might not be who they say they are. Always remember that what you post you can never really take it back. This means everyone will be able to see what you post whenever they want.

The comic's caption above is "On the internet no one knows your a dog"


Cell phone safety

Never text anything that you don’t want everyone to know. What I mean by this is that whatever you text can be forwarded to anyone. If anyone ever texts you inappropriate pictures tell someone. If you are under the age of 17 tell your parents.


Cyberbullying

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Cyberbullying can be done through cell phones, Facebook, and email. Cyberbullying is when someone is harassing you through technology. Cyberbullying effects 70% of teens. An example of cyberbullying is a text message that says something hurtful. People that are cyberbullyed can develop suicidal thought or actions in extreme cases.



If you are being cyberbullyied tell a trusted friend, adult or parent (if your under the age of 17). Remember that it is not your fault that you are being cyberbullied. If you get help it will stop. Some people that are cyberbullied think that it will just go away. It wont, if you are being cyberbullied than you need to get help. If you know someone that is being cyberbullied help them! Sometimes people that are being cyberbullied wont tell anyone because they think that it is their fault.

Passwords


This applies to everyone. Never give out your password to anyone for any reason. audrey_internet_saftey_project.jpgIf you tell someone your password they can be you. For example if you give out your email password someone could go on your email account and send emails to anyone they want. This concept applies for all of your passwords. You may think it is a good idea to give a friend your password in case they need to get something off your computer. It isn’t if you give them your password it gives them the power to go onto your computer whenever they want to. If you think someone knows your password change it.

Sexting

This doesn’t apply to children ages 5-10. Sexting is sending inappropriate pictures to other people. Once you send a picture or any text message you can never get it back. Anyone can see it. If anyone sexts you or forwards you a sext message delete it immediately. You cant control what is sent to you but, you can control what you do with it. Children can be charged with sending of forwarding children pornography.



Predators


This doesn't apply to ages 5-7. There are a lot of sexual predators online. Sexual predators are a threat to everyone expecaily children. Sexual predators force people mostly children into doing things they don’t want to do. Never agree to meet anyone in person that you met online. Never give out any personal information to anyone online ever! Personal information that you should never give out online is listed below.

  • Phone numbers
  • Home address
  • Age
  • Where you work or go to school(depending on age)
  • First name and last name
  • If you are home alone (this applies to age 17 and under)

bank account information
This doesn't apply to people ages 5-14. Never give out any of your bank account information to anyone online. There are fake banks that will trick you into thinking that you should give out your information to them. You should know what bank you belong to. If you are tricked by one of these fake banks online than your identity may be stolen.


Identity theft

This doesn’t apply to children ages 5-10. Identity theft is when someone steals your identity and poses as you. They will use your credit card to buy things. How do you prevent identity theft?

  • Never give out any of your bank account information(this doesn’t apply to ages 5-17)
  • Never give out your social security number
  • Never give out your credit card number on a site that you do not trust
  • below is a video that shows what identity theft is




  • this video shows that someone has stolen his identity and bought things on his credit card.

Email
This applies to anyone that has an email account. Email is a great way to communicate with other people. Here are a few guide lines for email.

  • Never give out any personal information to anyone you don’t know.
  • Anything that you send to someone anyone can see and can be forwarded.
  • If you get inappropriate pictures from someone, don’t respond and delete the picture
  • If this continues to happen tell someone (if you are age 17 or under tell an adult)







Cites
websites
http://www.netsmartz.org/Blogging
http://www.ou.edu/oupd/kidsafe/inet_ans.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy5jiYWuNKo



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