I will not give out any personal information online without my parents’ permission. This includes my name, phone number, address, e-mail, location of my school, my parents’ work address/telephone numbers and credit card numbers, and my picture. This goes for anywhere on the Internet, including e-mail, chat rooms, newsgroups – even websites that promise me free stuff or prizes, or on web pages that I make myself.
When using the Internet, I will always use a pretend name or nickname that doesn’t reveal whether I’m a boy or a girl.
When creating a password, I will make one up that is hard to guess, but easy for me to remember. To avoid having it stolen, I will never reveal it to anyone (except my parents) – not even my best friend.
I will not respond to any message that makes me feel uncomfortable. I will show an adult right away.
I will arrange to meet a friend I have made on the Internet ONLY if one of my parents has been informed and will be present.
I will not send an insulting or rude message to anyone online. This is called “flaming” and is not good Netiquette.
I will not disable any filtering software my parents have put on my computer.
I will not open e-mail, files, links, pictures or games from people that I don’t know or trust. I will always ask an adult first.
I will not take words, pictures or sounds from someone else’s website without their permission.
I will not believe everything I read on the Internet. I will always check the source of the information and confirm it with my teacher, parent or librarian.