Presentation on theme: "Stranger Danger: Internet Safety. Not everyone on the internet are who they say they are… Sometimes a stranger can try to gain your trust by pretending."— Presentation transcript:
Not everyone on the internet are who they say they are… Sometimes a stranger can try to gain your trust by pretending to be somebody they are not. Remember that most often then not, responsible adults do not peruse online relationships with kids or teens NEVER make plans to meet an “online” friend in person, especially without consent of your parents or guardian. Susie: Hi, my name is Susie and I am 12 and think you are really cool. You want to be friends?
Learn the 4 R’s RECOGNIZE techniques used by online strangers/predators to deceive you. REFUSE requests for personal information. RESPOND assertively if you are ever in an uncomfortable situation online. Exit the program, log off or turn off the computer, tell a trusted adult, or call the police. REPORT to a trusted adult any suspicious or dangerous contact that makes you feel uncomfortable.
Keep personal information to yourself Never share personal information online, especially to someone you don’t know in person or on a website you don’t trust. The most important things to avoid sharing are: Your first and last name Date of birth Your telephone number or address Photos of you or your family or your home Any passwords or PIN numbers Your parents credit card information
Location, Location, Location It is also important to never reveal your location or future locations to strangers, or post in websites, blogs, or chats. Remember not to share: Where you go to school Your hometown Sports teams you play on, or where you practice for them Extra-curricular activities
Create a “Favorite’s Bookmark” With the help of your parents, locate some age appropriate websites that you really like, or can obtain relevant and reliable information, that your parents approve of. Save them under favorites and have access to appropriate websites at your finger-tips This decreases the chances of accidently coming across inappropriate and or websites that make you uncomfortable.
?? Into the unknown… ?? Never open e-mails from unknown sources, DELETE them. If you receive mean or threatening comments online, DON’T RESPOND, log off and tell a trusted adult. Report any suspicious activity or if you ever feel uncomfortable about a person or a website.
Wrap up: What important things have we learned? Sometimes strangers pretend to be someone they are not. Never share personal information or location Create your own favorites page for easy access If you ever feel uncomfortable, tell a trusted adult immediately