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Online Safety

The internet is fun and informational, but it can also be dangerous.  Keep these internet safety tips in mind:

  • Never give out personal information such as your full name, home address, phone number, email address or school to someone you don’t know.
  • Do not send your photo to strangers without your parent’s permission.
  • Keep your passwords secret from your friends and people you meet online.  If someone wants your password, ask permission from your parents first.
  • Do not write to or chat with anyone who makes you uncomfortable or scared.
  • Tell your parents right away if you see something on the internet or an email that makes you uncomfortable or if someone is making you uncomfortable online.
  • Never meet anyone you’ve met online in person or have them visit you without parent’s permission.
  • Remember that who people say they are online isn’t always true.  For example, someone could say they are a 10 year old girl when they really are a 45 year old man.
  • Always ask your parents before buying anything online.
  • Always ask your parents before downloading music or movies.  It is illegal to download some things you find online.

Test your online safety knowledge with some games:

McGruff’s Safety Center

Games, videos, and advice about internet safety as well as bullying, bicycle safety, gangs, and other safety topics.


Age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer online. With videos, games, and activities, NetSmartz entertains while it educates!