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Internet Safety
SafetyBeing safe while surfing the internet.
The internet has brought a whole new world to the area of safety. Criminals, stalkers, scam artist, bullies, terrorist and others who want to do us harm are using the internet in ever increasing ways to reach our kids, steal our resources and invade our privacy.
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Advice for Students
1. Never give personal information,
passwords, user names, pictures, addresses
on the internet.
2. Never give personal information, passwords, user names, pictures, addresses to anyone on the internet.
3. Don't meet anyone, anywhere for any reason if you don't know them.
4. Tell your parents if you are uncomfortable about emails, texts, tweets, personal contacts or remarks made to you or about you and your friends. Eliminate and block them from any further contact.
5. Not everyone will tell you the truth so take what they say with a grain of sand.
6. Remember that the internet can be a very dangerous place with sites that can damage your computer, individuals that can do you harm and information that can be bogus.
7.Tell school security, administration or your teacher if you have any doubt about the person on the other end of the computer.
8. Don't open emails or links from people you do not know.
9. Remember that information you put on Facebook, MySpace or any Social Network can last forever, beware of the apps and questions being asked, they can and often are sold and given to others for political and economic gain.
Advice for Parents and Teachers
1. Install an internet filter and virus detector program that are designed to protect your child and computer from the dangers of the internet.
2. Monitor your child's activities while they are on the net and after they get off the computer.
3. Set up the computer where you can see what your child is viewing, typing and hearing. Know your child's passwords and user names.
4. Talk to your child and set up rules by which they are allowed to use the internet. Take control of their use for their safety.
5. If you  find any suspicious activity on the home computer, talk to your child and then contact the school, and if necessary the police.
6. Don't be afraid to unplug the computer if you have any concerns about the activity taking place with your child.
7. If you see signs of Bullying taking place, take action immediately and talk to your child, block the senders and report their activity.
8. Contact the crimes to the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) if you see or have problems with ransomware, malware or viruses.