While the Internet offers amazing opportunities for entertainment, education, connectivity, and more, anyone who goes online should understand basic Online Safety. Teaching these basics is essential.internet_safety_check.gif

  • When asked by friends or strangers, online or offline, never share Account IDs and Passwords.
  • Don't reveal any personal identity information in your Screen Names, such as your birthday, hobbies, hometown or school.
  • In any information exchange, like e-mail or chat, never give any personal information about yourself or someone else.
  • Don't share photos of yourself, your family, or your home with people you meet online.
  • Never open e-mails that come from unknown sources - DELETE them.
  • If you receive mean or threatening comments online, don't respond. Log off and report the activity to your parents.
  • Nothing you write on the Web is completely private. Be careful what you write and to whom.
  • Never make plans to meet an online "friend" in person.
  • WHEN IN DOUBT: Always ask your parents for help. If you're not sure, log off.


Resources:
I-SAFE
BrainPop: Internet Safety
K-3 BrainPop Internet Safety
Netsmartz
AwareNet @ Disney
KidSMART

http://www.infinitelearninglab.org/ Professor Garfield

http://www.ikeepsafe.org/iksc_kids/ iKeepSafe.org

http://www.netsmartzkids.org/videos/index.htm NetsmartzKids

SafetyLand

Online interactive Internet Safety books

Little Red in Cyberspace (k-5)
Little Red Games on Internet Safety
Surfing Safely (6-8)
Online Safety Scavenger Hunt