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McGruffInternet Safety Rules for Young People
  • Do not give out personal information such as your address, telephone number, parents' work address/ telephone number, or the name and location of your school without your parents' permission.
  • Tell your parents right away if you come across any information that makes you feel uncomfortable.
  • Never agree to get together with someone you meet online.
  • Never send a picture or anything else without checking with your parents.
  • Do not respond to any messages that are mean or make you feel uncomfortable.
  • Talk to your parents and set up rules for going online. They can help you with planning how long you should be online and areas that you can visit.
  • Do not give your passwords to anyone other than your parents.
  • Check with your parents before downloading or installing anything.
  • Be a good online citizen and do not do anything that hurts other people or is against the law.
  • Help your parents understand how to have fun and learn things online and teach them about the Internet, computers and other technology.
  • Remember, people are not always who they say they are.
  • Any cyber-bullying or inappropriate content should be reported to a trusted adult.