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The internet has become part of our daily lives. In many ways, it makes our lives easier-we can go online
to research a school project, to go shopping, or to talk to friends. But the internet can be dangerous
too. Here’s how you can stay safe online:
For Students:
What you do online stays online forever and in most cases, anyone can see it. That’s like putting
something on a bulletin board at the mall that can never come off!
  • Do Not put personal information online; first or last name, address, town, phone number, age,
    date of birth, pictures, etc.
  • If you talk to people online, remember, they might not be who they say they are!
  • If something happens online that makes you feel uncomfortable, tell a trusted adult
    immediately (your parents, a teacher, etc.)
For Parents:
The internet can be a positive force in your child’s life-ifhe/she is properly supervised. The internet is
like a mall that never closes; would you leave your child there for hours on end with no supervision?
Probably not. The internet should be treated in the same way.
 
  • Keep your home computer in a public place: the kitchen, family room, etc. Do not allow your
    child to keep a computer in his/her bedroom, where it will be harder to see what your child is
    doing online.
  • Remember, the internet can be accessed with a cell phone and through video games (computer
    games, Xbox, Wii).
  • Communicate with your child about what they are doing online. If something inappropriate
    does happen, they will be more likely to tell you.
The internet can be a positive force in all our lives by following these simple strategies. For more information, click the link below for the Internet Safety brochure: