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Online Safety Tips

Neil Armstrong Middle School
5800 Murray Avenue
Bethel Park, PA 15102
Phone: (412) 854-8751
Fax: (412) 833-5029
District Voice Mail: (412) 833-5000

Online Safety Tips

You can get up-to-date information on lots of topics, play online games, and even meet new people. However, the Internet is not always a safe place. It contains inappropriate material, and people in chat rooms may lie and not be who they claim to be.

Using common sense, good judgment, and adult guidance when online can help protect you. Here are some ideas and resources to help keep you safe while "surfing the web".

Good Online Ideas

1. Don't give out personal information, such as your address, phone numbers, name, location, or school information.

2. Never agree to "meet" in person with someone that you met online.

3. Immediately tell an adult at home if you come across any information that makes you feel uncomfortable.

4. Never send someone a picture or anything else without first checking with an adult at home.

5. Do not respond to messages that are mean or that make you feel uncomfortable. If you do receive such a message, tell an adult at home right away.

 

Develop A Family 
Online Safety Guide

TIME ONLINE
How much time is each family member allowed to spend online? Are there conditions when each family member can be online (i.e. after finishing homework, chores, etc.)?

LOCATION OF COMPUTER
Keep the computer in a public place in the house, such as the living or family room, where family members can easily monitor each other's activities.

WEB SITES
Set limits on Web sites that are okay and which are off limits. Consider software that restricts access to all Web sites.

CHAT ROOMS
Decide which chat rooms are okay to use. Adult supervision is strongly suggested when participating in chat sessions.

THE GOLDEN RULE
Treat others online as you would like to be treated.

 

Links to Web Sites On Internet Safety

FBI Parent's Guide to Internet Safety

The Police Notebook on Internet Safety for Kids