Kid's rules for online safety

It is important to know the rules for online safety so that you are able to avoid dangerous situations on the Internet. Follow these ten simple steps to ensure your cybersafety!

If you are 4-13 years old, this section is for you.

Online Safety Rules:

1

I will not give out personal information like my address, phone number, parents' work address/phone numbers without my parents' permission.

2

I will tell my parents right away if I come across something that makes me feel uncomfortable

3

I will never agree to get together with someone I "meet" online without first checking with my parents. If my parents agree to this meeting, I will be sure that it is in a public place and I will bring a parent along.

4

I will talk with my parents about posting pictures of myself or others online and not post any pictures that my parents consider to be inappropriate.

5

I will not respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make me feel uncomfortable. It is not my fault if I get a message like that. If I do, I will tell my parents right away.

6

I will talk with my parents so that we can set up rules for internet and phone usage. We will decide upon the time of day that I can be online, how long I can be online, and websites I am allowed to visit. I will not break these rules without their permission.

7

I will not give out my passwords to ANYONE other than my parents.

8

I will check with my parents before downloading or installing software or doing anything that could possibly hurt our computer or jeopardize my family's privacy.

9

I will be a good digital citizen and not do anything that could hurt other people or is against the law.

10

I will help my parents understand how to have fun and learn things online and teach them things about the internet, computers, and other technology.

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