For Students


TIPS for ONLINE SAFE BEHAVIOR

  1. Guard your privacy. What people know about you is up to you.

  2. Protect your reputation. Self-reflect before you self-reveal. What's funny or edgy today could cost you tomorrow.

  3. Nothing is private online. anything you say or do can be copied, pasted, and sent to gazillions of people without your permission.

  4. Apply the Golden Rule. If you don’t want it done to you, don’t do it to someone else.

  5. Choose wisely. Not all content is appropriate. You know what we mean.

  6. Don't hide. Using anonymity to cloak your actions doesn’t turn you into a trustworthy, responsible human being.

  7. Think about what you see. Just because it’s online doesn’t make it true.

  8. Be smart, be safe. Not everyone is who they say they are. But you know that.

INTERNET SAFETY PLEDGE

  1. I WILL THINK BEFORE I POST.
    I agree not to post information and images that could put me at risk, embarrass me, or damage my future, such as
    • cell & home phone numbers
    • home address
    • sexual messages
    • inappropriate pictures and videos

  2. I WILL RESPECT OTHER PEOPLE ONLINE.
    I will not
    • post anything rude, offensive, or threatening
    • send or forward images and information that might embarrass, hurt, or harass someone
    • take anyone's personal information and use it to damage his or her reputation

  3. I WILL BE CAREFUL WHEN MEETING ONLINE FRIENDS IN PERSON.
    I agree to
    • ask my parent or guardian's permission before going
    • have a parent or guardian accompany me
    • meet in a public place

  4. I WILL PROTECT MYSELF ONLINE.
    If someone makes me feel uncomfortable or if someone is rude or offensive, I will
    • not respond
    • save the evidence
    • tell my parent, guardian, or another trusted adult
    • report to the website, cell phone company, CyberTipline.com, or the police