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									 “It is like, totally anonymous, so
 no one worries about getting in
trouble. Lots of kids would never
  do this stuff in the ‘real world.’”
                 —15-year-old boy
Six Things to Remember
     for Web Safety
1. Some people lie.
2. Grandma might see your posting.
3. Strangers can find you using information
   you share.
4. It’s not your fault if you receive
   inappropriate material.
5. Your parents/guardians care about you &
   want you to be safe.
6. Rules from “real life” apply.
Some people lie.
Think you know that cute boy you’ve
been instant messaging for hours?
He may be lying about who he is.
Meet James David Carol, age 51.
Convicted in California trying to meet
   a 14-year-old he found online
Never agree to meet an online “friend”
without your parents’ knowledge.

1. The biggest danger to your safety is getting
   together with someone you “meet” online.
2. You can never be positive that people you
   meet online are who they say they are.
3. Discuss all your meeting plans with your
  Your grandma or other
important people might see
       your posting.
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Never post anything on the Web
that you wouldn’t want the whole world
to see or know.
Anyone can see and read what you post:
                     • Friends
                     • Teachers
                     • Your mom and dad
                     • Coaches
                     • Your future boss
                     • Scholarship
                     • Your chosen college
                     • Neighbors
  Think before you post.
ANY information posted
on the Web can last
FOREVER—even if you
have deleted it yourself.

photos, videos, blogs, etc.
Strangers can find you based
 on what you share online.
Never share personal information online:
                   • Photo
                   • Name
                   • Address
                   • Name of your school
                   • Names of any sport teams
                   • Phone numbers
                   • Names of malls or other
                     landmarks near you
                   • Any private information
Keep your private information private.

Protect your
friends and

Keep their information private too.
Never open e-mail from strangers or
click on any attachments.
Don’t reply to unknown screen names
                on IMs.
Don’t use your Web camera with
It isn’t your fault if you get a
  message that makes you
      feel uncomfortable.
If you get a message that is hostile or
inappropriate, don’t respond.

  Instead, show the message to your parents or
  trusted adult to see if there is anything that can
  be done to put a stop to it.
Your parents/guardians care & want you to
                be safe.
Talk with your parents about
ground rules for going online

• Communicating with your parents doesn’t
  mean you have to give up your privacy.
• Reasonable limits on your online activities
  can help keep you safe.
Rules from “real life” apply.
•   Courtesy
•   Kindness
•   Modesty
•   Dignity
•   Respect for the law
•   Respect for others
Never use online communicating to
      harass or bully others.
Never create pages or postings using
      someone else’s identity.
This is a crime of identity theft and/or libel.

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Find the “good” online

   • Good friends
   • Good Web sites
   • Good games

                — and enjoy!
Information on Web Safety was found at:
Any Questions?

           Office of the Minnesota Attorney General
Adapted by Library Media Services of the Hopkins Public Schools

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