There's no question, the internet is cool and you can do lots of stuff. For example, you can:
Get help with homework
Talk to friends
Visit places or listen to broadcasts from all over the world
Learn about interesting things
Find and listen to music
While you're having fun on the net, though, it's still important to remember
safety rules. That's because bad strangers are in cyberspace just like they are in the real world. They may try to
trick you when you're online, like pretending to be another child or a
To make sure your time online stays fun, remember the safety rules!
You should read about the dangers of the internet before you surf.
Cool Rules for Online Safety
I will not give out personal information such as my name,
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 about
anything that makes me 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 make me
feel uncomfortable in any way. 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 help keep me safe.
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
I will not give out my Internet password to anyone (even my
best friends) other than my parents.
I will be a good online citizen and not do anything that hurts
other people or is against the law.
REMEMBER, people on the internet aren't always who they say they are -- be careful who you trust.
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