Tips for Parents on Internet safety

Tips for Parents on Internet safety

Most of us are familiar the image of Charlton Hesston coming down the mountain with gleaming white hair and holding two tablets that were written from the hand of God. This was a scene from the movie The Ten Commandments. Now I am not claiming the following tips are inspired from God. The following tips are just a few thoughts from a parent of three teenagers.

The Internet is a tool that must be used safely I hope these tips are a help.

1. I will not give out any personal information over the internet without my parents’ permission.

2. I will tell my parents right away if I come across any information that makes me feel uncomfortable.

3. When using the internet I will not use my picture or pictures of my family members.

4. The computer will be in the family room (not in a child’s room).

5. I will never agree to meet anyone that I met online without checking with my parents first.

6. I will not respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make me feel uncomfortable.

7. I will not give out my internet password to anyone, not even my best friends, other than my parents.

8. I will check with my parents before downloading or installing software or doing anything that could possibly hurt our computer or jeopardize my family’s privacy.

9. I will be a good online and not to do anything that hurts other people or is against the law.

10. I will help my parents to understand what I like online, how to have fun, and teach them about how to use the internet, the computers, and all technology.