Tips For Tweens

  1. 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.

  2. Tell your parents right away if you come across any information that makes you feel uncomfortable.

  3. Never agree to get together with someone you "meet" online without first checking with your parents. If your parents agree to the meeting be sure that it is in a public place and bring a parent along.

  4. Never send a person your picture or anything else without first checking with your parents.

  5. Do not respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make you feel uncomfortable and tell your parents or a trusted adult right away.

  6. Talk with your parents so that you can set up rules for going online and using a mobile phone.

  7. Do not give out your passwords to anyone (even your best friends) other than your parents.

  8. Check with your parents before downloading or installing software or doing anything that could possibly hurt your computer or mobile device or jeopardize your family's privacy.

  9. Be a good online citizen and not do anything that hurts other people or is against the law.

  10. Help your parents understand how to have fun and learn things online and teach them things about the Internet, computers and other technology.

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