Internet Safety

  • How to Stay Safe on the Internet

    • Never give out personal information such as name, address, phone number, social security number, credit card information, name of school, pictures or any other personal information without your parents or guardians permission.
    • Do not share your password with anyone.
    • Do not meet up in person with someone you have only met on the internet.
    • Talk to a trusted adult if you do not feel comfortable or safe.


    E-Mail Safety

    • Do not open links or e-mails from people you do not know.
    • Do not respond to advertisements. Doing so confirms that you have a working e-mail account and you will receive more junk mail.
    • Never respond to e-mail with inappropriate pictures or information.


     Chat Room Safety

    • Chat rooms can be dangerous. Even if a chat room is specifically for teens, not all participants are really who they say they are and may be predators.
    • Use a nickname that is different from your screen name. This will allow you to leave a conversation that makes you uncomfortable without someone being able to track you by your screen name.


     How to Prevent Cyberbullying

    • Do not participate in cyberbullying. Do not forward or share mean, hurtful or inappropriate messages.
    • Block cyberbullies from messaging you.
    • Do not respond back to cyberbullying. Ignore the messages.