Section 3: How can we be safe on the Internet?
1. Keeping yourself safe
- The Internet is like any other place in today's world
- What have your parents told you about strangers?
- Not everyone on the internet IS WHO THEY SAY THEY ARE.
People can pretend to be someone else ... such as a 40-year-old pretending
to be a teenager.
- You must know what information is safe to give out,
and what NOT to give out.
- For school assignments and email, your name and
school are okay.
- Personal information (your phone
and home address) should NEVER be given out.
- When in doubt, ask an adult (teacher, parent, etc.)
- Report any cyber-bullying to an adult immediately! They can help you take appropriate action to stop it. DO NOT RESPOND YOURSELF. That will only make it worse.
2. Keeping our computers safe
- Do not download software
- Software refers to computer programs or plug-ins.
- You need to ask your teacher (or parents if you
are at home) if prompts appear asking you to download anything.
3. Keeping your information and work safe
- Do not share your password with anyone.
- Your password protects your work. You and your
teachers are the only ones who should be able to access
your folders and files.
- When you have an email account, your password makes
sure that you, and only you, send messages from your account. Remember
that email can be traced back to the sender. You don't want to be
responsible for someone using your account improperly.
Now that you know how to keep yourself and our network
safe, let's go to Section 4 and talk about Email.
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