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Internet Safety

Internet Safety

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Published by: Chris Baer on Mar 11, 2009
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Internet SafetyPersonal Online Internet Safety GuidelinesOnline Disclosure of Personal Information1. Full name: use nickname and partial names2. Home address: do not give out personal addresses to individual on the web3. Phone number: a phone number can be used in a reverse search on the Internetto identify the addresses of an individual4. Social Security Number: disclosure of social security number is not a good ideaunless the website is secured. It could be used to steal financial and personal info.5. Disclosure of passwords to anyone should be avoided. The greater the number of people with access to personal information, the greater the risk.• The password should be at least 8 characters long• Use a combination of letters and numbers• Change the Password every 1-2 months• Do not give out the password• Do not use birthdays, pet names, friend names, common words6. Disclosure of the names of family members is not a good idea as well7. Credit card information should only be disclosed to trusted, verified, and securesites that have security and encryption software8. Photos: are potential sources of risk because they are personal information.Photos can also be added to falsify information, such as to make ID cardsSocial Networking and Online Chatting9. Behave properly when onlineEmployers and college recruiters are frequently turning to online social networkingsites to assess the behavior of potential employees• Inappropriate pictures and illegal behavior may be viewed by futureemployers and can prove fatal to one’s job potential• Your online reputation is valuable
 
10. Posting harmful info about someone on the Internet and especially on socialnetworking is never a good idea11. Safety guidelines and precautions:• Avoid yelling (keying in all caps when chatting online)• Do Not Bully: spreading malicious and false information. Ignore bullies• If a situation escalates or a bully does not stop, contact school authorities andinform parents· Never meet someone in person that you have met online onlyFinancial Networks12. Do not open emails or respond to sites that promise anything that seems toogood to be true. Phishing.13. Do not give out info without parent’s permission and only when the site iscertified and secure. Encryption.14. The URL: of a secure site begins with https- the‘s’ indicates a secure web site

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