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Posted on: August 26, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Internet Safety Tips for Kids

Online Safety for Kids

With more young kids using the Internet and social media these days, it is important to review some basic steps with them to remain safe. Below is information from McGruff the Crime Dog. The Federal Bureau of Investigations also provides safety lessons for different age groups at FBI Kids:

  • Don’t give anyone your password, name, address, the name of your school or any information about your family.
  • Don’t talk to strangers on the Internet.
  • Don’t agree to meet anyone in person who you met online.
  • Don’t fill in an online profile that asks for your name and address.
  • Don’t visit a chat room without an adult’s / parent’s permission.
  • Don’t stay online if you see something you think your parents won’t like.
  • Don’t post pictures of yourself without your parents’ permission.
  • Do not download or install anything on your computer without your parents’ permission.
  • If you have any questions about something you read, ask your parent or guardian.
  • If you are talking to someone online and they make you uncomfortable, remember you don’t have to talk back to them.

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