- Do not give personal information such as your address, telephone number, parent’s work address or telephone number, or the name and location of your school.
- Tell your parents if something that you come across online makes you feel uncomfortable.
- Never agree to get together with someone you “meet” online without your parents permission. If your parents agree to the meeting, be sure the meeting is in a public place and that you bring them along.
- Never respond to messages or bulletin board items that are suggestive, obscene, belligerent, threatening, or make you feel uncomfortable. Give a copy of such messages to your parents and have them forward it to your Internet service provider.
- Never send pictures of yourself or any other personal material to a friend you meet online without telling your parents first.
- Follow the rules that your parents set for your online activities.
- There are places on the Internet that are for adults only. If you find yourself in one of those areas LEAVE and go to one of the cool places on the Internet for kids.
Adapted from Child Safety on the Information Highway by Lawrence J. Magid. Copyright (c) 1994 NCMEC. All rights reserved.
For more information, visit the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s “Child Safety on the Information Highway” web site.