Safety First

While the Internet offers amazing opportunities for entertainment, education, connectivity, and more, anyone who goes online should understand the basic Online Safety. Teaching these basics to your children is essential.

  • When asked by friends or strangers, online or offline, never share Account IDs, Passwords or images of yourself or anyone else unless you are comfortable with them being viewed publicly.

  • Don't reveal any personal identity information in your Screen Names, such as your birthday, hobbies, hometown or school.

  • In any information exchange, like e-mail or chat, never give any personal information about yourself or someone else.

  • Don't share photos of yourself, your family, or your home with people you meet online.

  • Never open e-mails that come from unknown sources delete them.

  • If you receive mean or threatening comments online, don't respond. Log off and report the activity to your parents.

  • Nothing you write on the Web is completely private. Be careful what you write and to whom.

  • Never make plans to meet an online "friend" in person.