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Internet Safety Basic Internet Safety Involves: You have all of this information and more on one website! www.russelltexas.com
Internet Safety Basic Internet Safety Involves: You need a good firewall, spyware program, pop-up blocker AND COMMON SENSE The best protection is to engage your brain when surfing online.
Internet Safety Basic Internet Safety Involves Common Sense Rules: Keep your personal information private Never have a face to face meeting with someone you “meet” online Never respond to messages that are mean, inappropriate, or make you feel uncomfortable
Keeping Your Personal Information Private Never give the following information online: Full Name Address (even the city you live in) Phone number Name of school Friends’ names Age Photos Credit Card number or information. Internet Safety
Never Meet Face-to Face With Someone You “Meet” Online. When you meet someone in person you have social cues you use to judge whether someone is safe or not. (clothes, appearance, voice, mannerisms…) With the internet, all of those cues are taken away and all you are left with is what the person writes on a screen.
Internet Safety Never Meet Face-to-Face With Someone You “Meet” Online. Most Internet Predators follow the same process. Meet in a CHAT ROOM or BLOG SITE Ask to talk in a PRIVATE ROOM, BUDDY LIST, or IM. Chat regularly, conversation goes from general to personal Become mentor/counselor/confidant/friend E-MAIL is exchanged Photos are exchanged Letters and gifts are sent Plans are made to meet with the Predator (sometimes they help with money or travel plans) They meet Predator does what they will with the victim
Internet Safety Where to use these Common Sense Rules: E-mail Don’t respond to e-mail from people you don’t know. Businesses like banks, credit cards, e-bay, and others DON’T use e-mail to do account information and other personal transactions. Never use links, download materials, and start files from an e-mail you don’t know or were not expecting.
Cyber Safety Where to use these Common Sense Rules: In Cell Phone Use Never take images of yourself that you wouldn’t want everyone—your classmates, your teachers, your family, or your employers—to see.
MySpace Safety Tips Don't forget that your profile and MySpace forums are public spaces. Don't post anything you wouldn't want the world to know (e.g., your phone number, address, IM screens name, or specific whereabouts). Avoid posting anything that would make it easy for a stranger to find you, such as where you hang out every day after school. People aren't always who they say they are. Be careful about adding strangers to your friends list. It's fun to connect with new MySpace friends from all over the world, but avoid meeting people in person whom you do not fully know. If you must meet someone, do it in a public place and bring a friend or trusted adult. Harassment, hate speech and inappropriate content should be reported. If you feel someone's behavior is inappropriate, react. Talk with a trusted adult, or report it to MySpace or the authorities. Don't post anything that would embarrass you later. Think twice before posting a photo or info you wouldn't want your parents or boss to see! Don't mislead people into thinking that you're older or younger. If you lie about your age, MySpace will delete your profile.
For Internet Explorer To view the history: There is a history button on the top, or you can click on "View" then "Explorer Bar" then "History". Or you can just the control key and h key together. To adjust the number of days kept in the history: Click on "View" then "Internet Options" then use the up or down arrow in the history section to adjust the number of days. To clear history: Click on "View" then "Internet Options" then click on "Clear History" button in the history section. Exploring Your Teen’s Online Habits