Internet Safety for Children
Are Your Kids,
Family and Friends Safe Online?
Keep yourself, the
kids and friends from becoming the latest cybercrime victims. It would
seem to be commonsense
these days with countless kids being victimized or worse, go missing.
However these nightmares occur countless times everyday, statistics are
alarming and quickly growing. STOP
tips for surfing the internet safely.
It's easy for
people to remain anonymous online. Sometimes you can run into spammers
or much worse, predators who are looking for personal info. They may
ask you about yourself, family, or friends and where you live. It's extremely dangerous and should
NEVER be given out.
Legit companies never ask for this info online.
When they do, be very vary. You, your children and teens should learn
this early and be reminded often about the dangers and what to do. Let
them know they should always alert you, or a loved one who can take
action and protect them. Take the internet
Carefully select your email address or screen name.
It's highly recommended that you use a combo of letters and numbers in
both. Sometimes email/chat rooms or forums may ask during the sign up
process what your age is, birth date, phone number or if you're male or
female. Leave this info blank. Use a
nickname that's different from
your screen name in chat rooms.
The reason, you
may find yourself in an uncomfortable situation,
if so leave immediately, then you won't need to worry if they know your
screen name and can track you down by your email address.
Cyber bullies are
cruel people who harass you online. These might be former people you
once knew. They can be threatening
and, in most cases, very scary.
Always ignore them
rather than answer them. Cyber
bullies, just like any bully, are often angry, disturbed people who are
looking for a reaction from you.
If ignoring them doesn't work, get help from a parent, or adult right
in online protective software is cheap.
It can help automatically control everything you're child does online,
from downloads to the amount of time they spend on the internet. You
can relax to some extent, then just follow the above Internet Safety
Tips, and Quiz your kids often about Cybercrime.
links will also help you learn about other forms of cyber crime that
occur on a daily basis. Staying
up to date is your best defense!
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