2 Why is the Internet useful? Finding informationNames of places, phone numbers, addressesResearchFor papers, to learn new thingsCommunication, chat, social networksMakes things easier to doCan be anything, anywhere, at anytime
3 Internet: Valuable Resource Research-Make sure information is validCopyright-Laws that protect authors so that people do not steal their work and ideasList authors’ namesList date that we got information, internet changes quickly!
4 DO use the internet to: Visit far away places, such as: Museums GalleriesPlay gamesCommunicate with a Pen PalSafe Pen Pal Websites
5 Pen Pal Safety Tips Never Give out personal information: Respond to messages that are:Threatening orMake you feel uncomfortableGive out personal information:Home addressFull nameSchool nameTelephone numberArrange a meeting without telling a grown-up
6 Social Safety TipsFacebook, Twitter, Myspace, Skype, Myface, MoshiMonstersNever give out passwordAlways set profile to “private”Choose your friends carefullyAssume everything you write is there forever
7 Why should we be safe online? Protect yourselfWhat should you do if a stranger sends you a message?Tell a teacher or grown up- they will block themDelete messages that come from senders you don’t knowNever share personal information- EVER!Cyber-bullying
8 Why should we be safe online? Cont’d Protect your computerWhat should you do if a stranger asks you to download something?Ask a grown upWhat makes a password strong?Combination of letters and numbersDon’t use your own nameMake it long
9 Rules to Internet Safety Get permission from an adult before going onlineDon’t talk to strangersNever give out your personal informationDon’t download anything without an adult’s permissionBe aware of sites you are going to