Monday, April 5, 2010

12 Rules for Cyber Safety

I read this article (source unknown) which gave the 12 rules for cyber safety that parents should pass on to their teenagers.  Here they are:

  1. Always solve problems face to face.

  2. Assume that all messages you send can and may be read by anyone.

  3. If you are being bullied online talk to an adult, and take it very seriously.

  4. Keep webpage private and never share your password(s).

  5. Don't give out ASL (Age/Sex/Location).

  6. Never post anything online that you don't want the world to see.

  7. Never make a threat over the internet, even as a joke.

  8. Print out any threats you receive or see online and show them to an adult.

  9. If someone says something to make you uncomfortable, sign off and block them.

  10. Never meet anyone in person that you met online without parental consent.

  11. Avoid chat rooms and never go private session with a stranger.

  12. Keep your web cam unplugged when not in use.

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