- Never go online without adult supervision.
- Never use bad language or write hateful things about
another person. Email threats are taken very seriously.
- Never share your password, keep your password a secret*******.
- Never give out personal information, such as your
address, telephone number, or school name and address or a friends name.
- Never agree to go meet a person you have met online
and never send your picture to a person you have met
- Never use a computer to steal or destroy computers,
files or programs.
- 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
- Delete suspicious email do not open them and then
empty your deleted folder.
- Remember Spammers collect screen names in chat
- You should know everyone on your buddy list.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Close instant messenger (AIM) when you are not using
it, this may help protect your computer from Spies or hackers.
- Run Windows update to receive the latest security
updates on your computer.
- Use Firewall and Privacy software to keep your computer safe
- Run Maintenance programs: scan drive, clean up drive
and defrag drive periodically to keep your computer running faster and
- Look for the security lock on the taskbar
before entering private information into the computer.
- 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!
- Students should not advertise or share personal
information using online resources on the Internet such as an AOL profile.
- 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
Parents Guide to Myspace:
- Respect copyrights when using online resources
and cite resources by identifying online resources to give credit.
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