Internet Safety Tips for Primary Students - Cyber Safety Solutions
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Internet Safety Tips for Primary Students

Do not reply to rude or nasty comments.

Immediately tell an adult if you feel uncomfortable or worried online.

If the harassment continues….the current email account can be deleted and a new one started. The new email address should only be given to a selected few.

If someone is being mean or nasty to you on MSN  – block them.

Have your computer in a common area of the house NOT IN THE BEDROOM!

Do not have a ‘flirty’ or ‘nasty’ log on name.

Help your parents to learn about the internet. Teach your parents the language or Common Internet Acronyms of cyberspace.

Let your parents know where you go online, just as you would in real life.

Ask your parents to spend time online with you, just as you would with many other activities such as sport, board games and walking the dog – learn and explore together

Make sure that there are filters and other monitoring/blocking software to minimise dangers.

Together with mum or dad, set house rules about what information you can put onto websites or share with others

Never ever share PERSONAL INFORMATION such as your name, address, phone number or school!

Social Networking Profiles such as MySpace SHOULD BE SET TO PRIVATE.

Friends on MSN contacts and social networking sites should be people that your child knows in real life. This is one way to reduce possible risks. Anyone can be anyone online.

An ‘online friend’ that you don’t know in real life is a STRANGER

Passwords MUST NOT BE SHARED!!!!! Choose passwords that others can’t guess…..not your favourite food or pets name.

Change passwords 4 times per year (last day of every term

Be aware that information on the internet is not always reliable.

Your parents should check your gmail/msn/social networking lists.

If you are playing games online, YOUR parents should know how to play the game too in case of problems. Play online games together.

Learn about search engines and how they work.

The internet and the various applications are a lot of fun… surf safely together with your parents!

Please note that this list is by no means exhaustive and that there is no guarantee that adherence to these tips will provide 100% protection or safety for those using the various applications of the internet.