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Email and Internet Safety

Using Email Safely

Follow these guidelines when handling email in order to help protect yourself:

  • Be skeptical of attachments. 
  • Watch out for links to websites included in an email.
  • Never transmit financial, account, or any other information you consider private via email.
  • Be suspicious when you receive an email asking you to enter personal information. 
  • Never reply to spam.
  • Don't panic if you receive an email from someone you either don't know, or didn't send a message to, stating that you sent them a virus.
  • Handle attachments with care.

 

Internet Safety

  • Do not give out personal information such as address, telephone number, parents’ work address/telephone number without checking with your parents.
  • Never agree to get together with someone you meet online without first checking with  parents and meeting in a public place.
  • Talk to your parents about posting pictures of yourself or others online.
  • Do not respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make you feel uncomfortable. 
  • Talk with your parents so that you can set up rules for going online.
  • Do not give out passwords to anyone other than your parents.
  • Check with your parents before downloading or installing software.
  • Be a good online citizen.
  • Understand how to have fun and learn things online using the Internet, computers and other technology.

 

Resources

Internet Safety

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