Internet Safety

Basic Internet Safety for High Schoolers

• make sure personal information like their name, school, age, or address is protected by privacy settings

• use social networks privacy settings so only their friends can see their stuff

• don’t send pictures to strangers

• passwords are private (except to parents)

• people aren’t necessarily who they say they are in cyberspace

• if they meet someone, it better be in a public place, with a friend

Strategies for respectful, responsible — and safer — online life:

There’s no such thing as “private” online. Anything posted can be seen by or forwarded to strangers, college admissions officers, and potential employers.

Taken from Common Sense Media, a great website to discover important information for parents and teens regarding the digital world

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