Privacy and Security
General Safety Tips for Kids
Don't give out personal information such as your first and last name, street address, phone number or the name of your school online. Before giving out any information, ask yourself: Would I be okay with giving this information to a stranger on the street?
Don't buy or download anything without permission from your parents first
Be careful about following strange offsite hyperlinks. They may lead to scams or viruses. If you're unsure, don't click it.
Don't arrange to meet strangers. No matter whom they say they are or how nice they seem, anyone on the internet can pretend to be whoever they want to be.
Non-profit groups for online safety:
- Cyber Angels - http://www.cyberangels.org
- Safe Teens - http://www.safeteens.org
- Wired Safety - http://www.wiredsafety.org