Internet Safety & Netiquette   

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  1. Never go online without adult supervision.
  2. Never use bad language or write hateful things about another person.  Email threats are taken very seriously.
  3. Never share your password, keep your password a secret*******.
  4. Never give out personal information, such as your address, telephone number, or school name and address or a friends name.
  5. Never agree to go meet a person you have met online and never send your picture to a person you have met online.
  6. Never use a computer to steal or destroy computers, files or programs.
  7. Never open email from a sender you do not know especially if it has an attachment.  This could be a virus. Email Attachments can contain computer viruses be careful  before you open them.  You can scan attachments  for viruses.
  8. Delete suspicious email do not open them and then empty your deleted folder.
  9. Remember Spammers collect screen names in chat rooms.
  10. You should know everyone on your buddy list.
  11. Use virus scanning software and spy ware keep it updated.   Spy programs can slow your computer down when using the Internet to the point it will not work at all.
  12. Be careful when downloading files from the Internet they may contain viruses, spy ware or High-Jacker programs.  Scan downloaded programs or files before you install, save or open them and check with an adult.  Beware of Games that require downloads.
  13. Downloading music can leave ports open on your computer for Spies and Hackers who can damage, control or steal personal information off your computer.  Be aware of the risks when downloading music.  Close ports when not downloading music.  Save the file to desktop know what folder it is in, make the CD and delete the file.  Using the shared folder leaves ports open for Spies and Hackers.
  14. Close instant messenger (AIM) when you are not using it, this may help protect your computer from Spies or hackers.
  15. Run Windows update to receive the latest security updates on your computer.
  16. Use Firewall and Privacy software to keep your computer safe from hackers.
  17. Run Maintenance programs: scan drive, clean up drive and defrag drive periodically to keep your computer running faster and more efficiently.
  18. Look for the security lock  on the taskbar before  entering private information into the computer.
  19. Do not copy and paste information (Sentences and Paragraphs) from the Internet and pretend they are your words. This is cheating and plagiarism,  read and always write in your own words and then cite your resources. In High School Plagiarism earns "F's" and "0's" and in college students are kicked out. This is a serious offense, beware!
  20. Students should not advertise or share personal information using online resources on the Internet such as an AOL profile.
  21. Students should be careful when using online digital communication resources in our world on the Internet such as (Myspace.com) to share personal information. Students should use privacy options to control who has access to their space. Parents Guide to Myspace: http://www.parentsguidetomyspace.com/report/howtoremoveinfoonmyspace.shtml.
  22. Respect copyrights when using online resources and cite resources by identifying online resources to give credit.

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