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Top 10 rules of Internet Safety

1. Do not give out personal information such as your address, telephone number, parents’ work address/telephone number, or the name and location of your school without your parents’ permission.

2. Tell your parents right away if you come across any information that makes you feel uncomfortable.
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3. Never agree to get together with someone you “meet” online without first checking with your parents. If your parents agree to the meeting, be sure that it is in a public place and bring an adult along.
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4. Never send a person your picture or anything else without first checking with your parents.

5. Do not respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make you feel uncomfortable. It is not your fault if you get a message like that. If you do receive anything like that, tell your parents right away so that they'll know what to do.

6. Talk with your parents so that you can set up rules for going online. Decide upon the time of day that you can be online, the length of time you can be online and appropriate areas for you to visit. Do not access other areas or break these rules without their permission.

7. Do not give out any Internet passwords to anyone (even your best friends) other than your parents.

8. Check with your parents before downloading or installing software or doing anythingthat could possibly hurt your computer or jeopardize your family’s privacy.

9. Be a good online citizen and not do anything that hurts other people.

10. Show your parents what you're learning in class about the Internet, computers and other technology. You could teach THEM!