INTERNET SAFETY TIPS
Never post your personal information, such as a cell phone number, address, or the name of
Be aware that information you give out through social networking sites, instant messages,
e-mails, and blogs could put you at risk of bullying and other types of victimization.
Never meet in person with anyone you first “met” online. Some people may not be who they
say they are.
Remember that posting information about your friends could put them at risk.
Never respond to harassing or rude texts, messages, and e-mails. Delete any unwanted
messages or friends who continuously leave inappropriate comments.
Never give out your password to anyone other than your parent or guardian.
If you wouldn’t say something to another person’s face, don’t post it online!
Only add people as friends to your site if you know them in real life.
Think before posting your photos. DO NOT post or send semi-nude or nude pictures of
yourself or anyone else! Personal photos should not have revealing information such as
school names or location.
Use the privacy settings of the social networking sites.
Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic
technology. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text
messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social
networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or
fake profiles. Cyberbullying is becoming one of most common
forms of bullying.
Cyberbulling is preventable if it is reported. It is important to
document and report the behavior so it can be addressed
This link is for a software which enables parents to control what their children have access
to. It filters websites, videos, as well as music. It reports searches, instant messages, and
social network activity.
Safe Eyes Parental Control Software Includes:
Content Controls - Flexible content control allows you to select the types of website
that are appropriate.
Program Controls - Control Instant Messengers, P2P File Sharing, and other harmful
Time Controls - Control the amount of time spent online, and the times when the
internet is available.
Usage Logging - Create and review logs of websites visited, programs used on the
Internet, and Instant Messaging Chats.
Usage Alerts - Be notified instantly via email, text message, or phone call when
someone visits inappropriate websites.
This link has subcategories for parents, kids, and teens.
This link gives a basic overview of internet safety.
This link is the FBI’s parent guide to internet safety.