Keeping kids safe while on the internet is always a concern for both educators and parents. Below are some suggestions for keeping safe while surfing. Also, we have included links to websites about child safety on the internet.
- You never know who is there.
- People you meet online are not always who they seem to be.
- Nothing you type is private, so never give out any personal information.
- It's best not to respond to or open an e-mail from someone you don't know.
- Don't open files attached to e-mails from someone you don't know.
- Avoid "adults only" Web sites and if you encounter adult material, leave the site immediately.
- If you go to a Web site that requires you to provide personal information to gain access, ask your parents first.
- Get a parent's permission before buying anything online.
The NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) for children aged 5 to 17, parents, guardians, educators, and law enforcement that uses age-appropriate, 3-D activities to teach children how to stay safer on the Internet.