Aug. 4, 2017 —
More kids will be hopping online as the school year is approaching. Use the following links provided by kids.gov to make their experience safe.
Quick Online Tips
Before you go online, read these tips to make sure that your time online is both fun and safe.
Things you can do to protect yourself, your information (and your family's), and your computer or mobile phone
Share with Care
When you're ready to post or send a message or photo, download a file, game or program, or shop for something - stop for a second and think.
Interact with Tact
Other than using emojis and hashtags in your online posts, the words and things you say matter. Read tips to make sure you follow polite and respectful online etiquette.
Learn the signs of cyberbullying and ways to prevent being a victim.
If you or a friend has been cyberbullied, you may want to keep it to yourself. But it’s important for you to report what happened. Take these steps to learn how and where you can report cyberbullying.
Unfortunately, you can't trust everyone you meet or interact with online. Online predators try to take advantage of you and convince you to do things that are not appropriate for your age. Know the signs to look for so that you aren’t a victim.
For more information, visit kids.gov.