Tips for Teens
Online Safety for Teens
DO spend more time with real-life friends than virtual friends.
DO tell an adult if someone online harasses you or wants to talk about sex.
DO cut off contact with anyone who pressures you for your personal information (name, age, size, photo, address, family information).
DO be careful of strangers who try to turn you against your family while promising to be your best friend. (They may send you gifts and give you lots of compliments, but at the same time, they are possessive of your time and critical of your parents.)
DO NOT exchange pictures with strangers through the Internet.
DO NOT open e-mails / instant messages or download attachments from people you don't know.
DO NOT fill out an entry form to win free stuff unless you have permission from your parents.
DO NOT go to meet someone you don't already know in real life.
DO NOT post personal information, of any kind, on a personal Web site or blog.
These tips were provided by WebWiseKids.