Parent's Page for Internet Safety
NetLingo List of Internet Acronyms & Text Message Jargon
Everything you need to keep your family safe online.
» OnGuardOnline.gov provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information. The more you understand, the more you can protect your children.
DO NOT reply to an email or online message from someone you don't know. Also, do not join any online chat groups without your parents' permission and supervision. Let your teachers or parents know if you see or read something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, or someone you don't know wants to meet you.
Don't send or post your photo(s) without checking with your teacher or parents first. While sending your latest photograph to your grandparents is probably OK with your parents consent, posting it online where strangers might see it is definitely NOT OK.
Do not give out personal information, such as your full name, address, phone number, online passwords, school name, or email address. If a site requires this information, tell your teacher or parents, and they will decide what is safe to include.
When you are writing something that will appear on the internet, it is very important to be respectful of all people, and never write something that might be hurtful to someone else. Always treat others online as you would have them treat you. Never send out mean or threatening messages nor should you respond to any such messages that are sent to you. Let your parents know if ever you should get a mean message.
» CyberBullying Help prevent cyberbullying and what to do about it.
» Socializing Online Socializing online can help kids connect with friends, and even their family members, but it is important to hop your child learn how to navigate these spaces safely.
» WiredSafety, Is A 501(c)(3) Program and the largest online safety, education and help group in the world.
» K-9 Web Protection is a free download for internet filtering of unwanted websites.
FTC Consumer Alert - How not to get hooked by a 'phishing' scam
Phishing is essentially an online con game and phishers are nothing more than tech-savvy con artists and identify thieves. They use SPAM, malicious Web sites, email messages and instant messages to trick people into divulging sensitive information, such as bank and credit card accounts.
» Microsoft Security - What is Spyware?
» Microsoft Security - Four Steps to Protect your Computer
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