Internet Netiquette & Technology Device Safety
 Computer Chitchat, by Mrs. Nasto
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Basic Information Part One:
  1. 1. Never give out personal information, such as your address, telephone number, or school name and address or a friends name.
  2. 2. Never agree to go meet a person you have met online, and never send your picture to a person you have met online but do not really know.
  3. 3. Stay healthy take care of your eyes when using technology. Eye care and technology look away every 20 minutes and take a 10 minute break every hour. Gamers beware protect your eyes.
  4. 4. Ear buds and headphones use safely never turn volume pass half-way level or use for more than 45 minutes. Poor practices can damage ears and cause hearing loss.
  5. 5. Strong Passwords- Create stronger  passwords by using small letters and uppercase letters, numbers and symbols when allowed more than 6 digits.

Intermediate Information Part Two:

bulletBeware Downloading free movies from file sharing sites is illegal a copyright infringement with real legal issues at risk. Beware these sites additionally spread viruses, spyware and malware always respect copyrights.
bulletLook for site security information before  entering private information into the computer or making a purchase.
Safe Site Check Internet Security
:  Look for the security lock  on the status bar and the S in URL this means it is more secure https:// = more secure. This is not secure http://....Think before you use.
bulletSocial Networks are not recommended for students under 13 years old. Students should not advertise or share personal private information using online resources on the Internet such as a profile or social networks like Twitter, Instagram or Blogs. Students should use privacy settings and seek help from parents.
bulletTagging pictures: Ask permission before name tagging others this is proper netiquette and minors should not use last names.
bulletSet Geo-Tagging Off for Student pictures keep location private.
bullet Cyber Bullying is against the law in New Jersey.  Cyber Bullying is using "electronic communication" to threaten, humiliate or harass other students. This includes any online resources (IM, email, chat rooms, Instragram or any social networking site), blogging, YouTube along with cell phones including text messages and sending pictures. Beware this can go on your school record!
bullet New Jersey has a sexting law for teens caught passing around images of minors nude or nearly nude using digital technology such as cell phones. This is against the law in our state minors risk legal issues and education programs.
bullet An acceptable use policy (AUP) is a document stating restrictions and rules a user must agree to and follow for Internet or network use at school, libraries, college or work. Be respectful of Acceptable Use Policies show you have good Netiquette (Online Manners).  BCS Acceptable Use Policy
bulletEmail Three Important Tips:
bulletNever open an email from a sender you do not know especially if it has an attachment.  This could be a virus.
bulletEmail Attachments can contain computer viruses be careful  before you open them.  You can scan attachments  for viruses.
bulletDelete suspicious email right away do not open it and then empty your deleted folder.

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