Online Safety Tips For Kids & Parents
Online Safety Tips for Kids
This site is a great place to support your school, and share comments and info with people who want to support your school too.
But the net isn't always a safe place - so we've put together some tips for you to read that will help you handle situations if they come up.
1 - Never tell anyone your name, address, email, telephone number, or your password, without your parent’s permission. Don’t upload pictures of yourself or your friends, and don’t use a picture of you as your Avatar. Don’t give out any other personal information either - like your mom or dad’s name or your friend’s name.
2 - If you run into something on the internet that makes you uncomfortable, tell your mom or dad, or an adult you can talk to, and get them to deal with it.
3 - Never agree to meet anyone you have "met" online.
4 - Never send your picture over the internet without checking with your parents or another adult.
5 - Don't answer mean or rude comments or posts, or comments asking for personal information. If you do see a comment like that - tell your parents or an adult you trust right away, so they can help you deal with it.
6 - Make sure you obey the rules that your parents have set out for you. Get your parents to read the safety for parent's tips.
Online Safety Tips for Parents
The web is a great place for kids to hang out and learn about topics that are of interest to them. However, there are areas on the internet that are not appropriate for children. The most important thing is to be aware of what your children are doing online. This may mean surfing with your children, or talking to them about the sites that they like or that they have recently discovered on the web. Make surfing a family activity, particularly with young children. Set ground rules, so each person knows what is expected of them. For example, you could go through safety tips together so everyone understands the whats and the whys.
There are software programs that allow parents to block certain websites from their kids. Some programs are more flexible than others, so you may want to shop around to find one that you're comfortable with.