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Internet Safety Rules for Kids


  1. Never give out personal information, such as your name, address, school name or address, or parents' or teachers' names or addresses, online.
  2. Never create online profiles.
  3. Never visit chat rooms or join an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) without permission.
  4. Never go to private chat rooms or meet online friends in a private online setting.
  5. Never go to new Web sites without permission.
  6. Never respond to rude or offensive e-mail, instant messages, or postings.
  7. Never post, send, or receive pictures (usually files that end with GIF, jpg, jpeg, or tiff).
  8. Never meet online friends offline without a parent present.
Note: These tips were excerpted from 20 Internet Safety Tips for Parents, provided to Education World by the office of Lynne A. Battaglia, U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland.

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