PART II: INTERNET SAFETY TIPS FOR YOUTHS
By Safety Officer, Laurence J. Rotondi
1. NEVER give out personal information.
2. NEVER arrange an in-person meeting with someone you've met online.
3. NEVER post pictures of yourself, your family or friends online.
4. NEVER open files sent to you by anyone you have met online.
5. Avoid people who ask too many personal questions.
6. Treat those you encounter online respectfully.
7. Remember that you do not have privacy online.
8. Do not respond to e-mail when you do not know the sender.
9. Do not respond to rude, threatening or harassing e-mail.
10. Do not open e-mail with subjects you think sound inappropriate for your age.
11. Trust your instincts! If something does not feel right, do not respond to e-mail, leave the chat room or exit the Website.
YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY CONTACT EITHER THE POLICE OR A TRUSTED ADULT IF:
1. You are threatened with harm.
2. You are aware of any online threat to another.
3. You are harassed online because of your race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or disability.
4. You are asked to participated in any kind of sexual activity by someone who knows or should know that you are under eighteen.
Please review our other important information:
PART I: BASIC INTERNET SAFETY RULES FOR THE FAMILY
PART III: CHAT ROOMS AND THE WORLD WIDE NET
PART IV: TRACKING YOUR KIDS INTERNET ACTIVIITES
Remarks by Lisa J. Barstow, Massachusetts Family Institute