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Online Safety

Online Safety

Online safety is really important these days as we spend more and more time using the internet. Here are some tips for keeping yourself safe when you’re online;

 

  • Meeting online friends in real life can be really dangerous. You never really know who they are; many people lie about themselves online and sometimes they are really dangerous people.

  • If you must meet someone that you know from online in real life, meet in a public place, bring a friend or family member that you trust and/or make sure your parents or friends know where you’re going and when you’re likely to return so they can be aware that you may be in a risky situation.

  • NEVER give out your address, school/workplace or phone number online.

  • Never give out personal information about you or your friends and family online.

  • If you receive or see something that makes you uncomfortable, STOP right away and tell a parent or friend that you trust.

  • NEVER give out your passwords or PIN numbers to anyone.

  • Don’t open emails, files, or web pages unless you know who they are from. They could contain viruses or spyware.

  • Don’t believe everything that you read or see on the internet. The freedom of information available on the net is great, but it can have its drawbacks; anyone can put any info on the net without it being true or accurate.

  • Sexting is considered a crime when any of the people involved are under 18 or if it involves harassment of people at any age. For more information about sexting and the law in WA you can check out this site: http://www.lawstuff.org.au/wa_law/topics/Sexting

 

 

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