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Internet Safety for Children

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Parents:

  • Keep the computer in a high traffic area of your home.  Parents should monitor the sites their children visit.
  • Parents should monitor a child’s on-line activity, sexual predators frequent chat rooms and social networking sites looking for victims.
  • Software is available to filter out obscene material and to lock out inappropriate web-sites.

Children:

  • Never give out personal information, such as name, address, phone number school name or location, team name, or town you live in.
  • Never agree to meet someone in person that you’ve first met on-line. Always tell your parents that the person wants to meet.
  • Never respond to messages that make you feel scared, uncomfortable or confused.  If you receive a message like that, tell a parent right away.
  • Be careful what type of photos or information you post or share.  What you may think is private may go public.

If you have questions and need answers call Special Crimes at 239.793.9249 or call 9-1-1 if you have an emergency

Visit www.netsmartz.org for more tips and on-line safety tools

To download a list of on-line abbreviations/acronyms your child may be using on-line visit www.netsmartz411.org

Internet safety site for teens, www.xblock.isafe.org/