Presentation on theme: "Six Things to Remember for Web Safety. Remember: 1.Some people lie. 2.Grandma might see your posting. 3.Strangers can find you using the information you."— Presentation transcript:
Six Things to Remember for Web Safety
Remember: 1.Some people lie. 2.Grandma might see your posting. 3.Strangers can find you using the information you share. 4.It’s not your fault if you receive inappropriate material. 5.Rules from “real life” apply. 6.Your parents care and want you safe.
(1) Some people lie.
Think you know that cute boy you’ve been instant messaging for hours?
He may be lying about who he is.
Meet James David Carol, age 51.
Convicted in California after attempting to meet a 14-year-old for sex.
Never agree to meet an online friend without your parents’ knowledge. The biggest danger to your safety is getting together with someone you “met” online. You can never be positive that people you meet online are who they say they are. Discuss all your meeting plans with your parents.
(2) Your grandma might see the photos you post.
Never post anything on the Web that you wouldn’t want the whole world to see or know.
Anyone Can See and Read What You Post: Friends Teachers Your mom and dad Coaches Your future boss Scholarship Committees Your chosen college Neighbors People from church
Think before you upload. Any information posted on the Web can last FOREVER. This includes photos, videos, blogs, etc.
(3) Strangers can find you based on what you share online.
Never Share Personal Information Online: Photos Name Address Schools you attend Names of your school teams Cell and home phone numbers Names of malls near your home Where you work Any very private information (e.g. discussion of sex)
Keep your private information private. Keep their information private, too. Protect your friends and family.
Never open from strangers or click on any attachments.
Don’t reply to unknown screen names on Instant Messenger.
Don’t use your Web camera with strangers.
(4) It isn’t your fault if you get a message that makes you feel uncomfortable.
If you get a message that is hostile or inappropriate, don’t respond. Instead, show the message to your parents or trusted adult to see if there is anything that can be done to put a stop to it.
(5) Your parents want you to be safe. Communicating with your parents doesn’t mean you have to give up your privacy. Reasonable limits can help keep you safe.
Talk with Your Parents About Ground Rules for Going Online This includes: when you can go online how long you can stay online what you can do online.
(6) Rules from “real life” apply.
Rules from “real life” apply: Courtesy Kindness Modesty Dignity Respect for the law Respect for others
Find the “good” online Good friends Good Web sites Good games ---- and enjoy!
For more info on Web Safety, go to
Acknowledgements: Office of the Minnesota Attorney General