What is Netiquette?

The correct or acceptable way of communicating on the Internet.

Safe Texting

Here are some things not to do...

  • Never Text & Drive.
  • Sexting.
  • Text and walk.
  • Pay additional fees.

Safe Instant Messaging

Some things to do and not to do when it comes to IM

  • Do talk to your kids
  • Do monitor your kids
  • Don't meet online pals offline
  • Don't click unsolicited links or attachments
  • Don't ever reply to strangers
  • Don't give out personal information
  • Do block unwanted or unknown senders

Chat Room Safety

  • Remember that what you say in a chat room or instant messaging session is live — you can’t take it back or delete it later.
  • Don’t say anything you wouldn’t want the public to know — this includes your full name, your address, phone number of other personal information.
  • Don’t get together with someone you meet in a chat room. If you must, meet in a public place and bring along some friends.
  • Don’t reveal your actual location or when and where you plan to hang out.
  • Choose a nick name that’s not sexually suggestive and doesn’t give away your real name.
  • If someone says or does something creepy — block them and don’t respond.
  • If the topic turns to sex, just sign out. That can often lead somewhere you don’t want to go.

Open Communication with Adults

Make sure that you communicate with your child. The more you communicate with your child about what they do online, the less chance they have of getting hurt.

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