Security Awareness Tips: Online safety tips for kids

1. If you use a public computer at school or in the library for instant messaging, don’t select the “log on automatically” option. Someone using the computer after you might be able to log on with your credentials.

2. If an online experience makes you uncomfortable, don’t be afraid to tell your parents or a responsible adult. The sooner you notify someone of inappropriate behavior, the more likely they’ll be to catch the person and put a stop to it.

3. Be a good cyber citizen. Don’t gossip, threaten or bully. You should show the same GOOD manners to people online that you show to those you communicate with in person.

MOREnet Security | Tuesday, October 23, 2007 | |


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