- Have fun with the Internet.
- Set limits for children's use of the Internet.
- Establish guidelines for acceptable materialsand monitor sites visited.
- Discuss and post rules for Internet use by thecomputer as a reminder and be sure
to include consequences for breaking the rules.
- Establish rules for ordering products online and carefully review credit card bills.
- Warn children about possible online harassmentand misrepresentation.
- Learn to evaluate a site for accuracy and validity. Many are designed solely to sell.
- Complain to businesses and organizations that request personal information from children.
- Consider some form of blocking or filtering software.
- Know what information your Internet provider makes available to others.
- DO NOT use your real name, address, telephone number, or photograph online.
- DO NOT allow your child to meet face-to-face with someone met online unless you will be there.
- DO NOT allow e-mail from an unknown sender to be opened; it may contain a virus.
- DO NOT give out passwords or credit card numbers online.
- DO NOT hand in material found online as your own work. That is plagiarism, which is illegal.
- DO NOT tamper with or hack into someone else's computer. That is a serious crime.
- DO NOT copy software you have not paid for or received written permission to copy.
- DO NOT order anything offered "free" without parent's permission.