Internet Safety Tips

A SchoolBlog is a great place to learn new things and make friends all around the world. Here are some important safety tips that can help you have fun…safely!

  • Do show your parents, teachers and other trusted adults all the cool things you like to do online and tell them about the friends you’re making.
  • Do be respectful when you’re writing to or chatting with people on the Internet and treat them in the way you like to be treated.
  • Do ask your parent or teacher before you sign up for anything on the Internet.
  • Do get permission before you download anything from the Internet.
  • Do check with a teacher or parent before you send anybody pictures or other files.
  • Do let a parent, teacher or other trusted adult know if something unusual, upsetting or scary happens to you online.
  • Do remember to have fun, play it safe and enjoy all the neat things that ePALS and the Internet have to offer!
  • Don’t tell people your last name.
  • Don’t give out your phone number or address and only tell people the name of your school with permission from a parent or teacher.
  • Don’t share your passwords with anybody other than a teacher or parent.
  • Don’t respond to email, discussion board or chat messages that are mean, scary or make you feel uncomfortable.
  • Don’t arrange a face-to-face meeting without a parent, teacher or guardian present.
  • Don’t believe everything you read; sometimes people on the Internet get their facts wrong or pretend to be someone or something they’re not.

If you have any questions about these safety tips, or about anything you find while surfing, we encourage you to discuss them with a parent, teacher or other trusted adult.

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