My Rules for Online Safety


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I will not give out personal information such as my address, telephone number, parents' work address/telephone number, or the name and location of my school without my parents' permission.

­ I will tell my parents right away if I come across any information that makes me feel uncomfortable.

­ I will never agree to get together with someone I "meet" online without first checking with my parents. If my parents agree to the meeting, I will be sure that it is in a public place and bring my mother or father along.

­ I will never send a person my picture or anything else without first checking with my parents.

­ I will not respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make me feel uncomfortable. It is not my fault if I get a message like that. If I do I will tell my parents right away so that they can contact the online service.

­ I will talk with my parents so that we can set up rules for going online. We will decide upon the time of day that I can be online, the length of time I can be online, and appropriate areas for me to visit. I will not access other areas or break these rules without their permission.

 

 

-- from Child Safety on the Information Highway

by Lawrence J. Magid
(c) 1998 National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

 

 

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