Remember you may need to get permission from a parent or guardian
to use the Internet.
Don't spent too long on the Internet. Not only does it cost your
parent or guardian money but there are so many other fun things to
do as well, like dancing! You should never neglect your school work
by surfing the Net instead.
Never give out your name, age, telephone number, address,
school name and
names of team and clubs you belong to, or any other identifiable
It is safe to give out your nickname, the country you live in and
email address only if your parent or guardian has told you it is
OK e.g. an email address from a free email account.
Never give out your Internet password to anyone (even your
best friends) other than your parent or guardian.
Always stay away from sites that say they are for people over 18
only. The warnings are there to protect you. Adult sites can sometimes
cost a lot more on your Internet bill too.
Don't buy or order anything online without asking permission
from a parent or guardian or give out any credit card information
or your bank details.
Never open or reply to emails from strangers; attachments
could contain viruses or other programmes which would destroy all
the information and software on your computer.
Don't download anything without considering whether you should consult
your parent or guardian beforehand.
Always check with your parent or guardian that it is OK to be in
a chat room.
Always be very careful in chat rooms. Even if it says it is only
for children, there is no way to tell if everyone in the chat room
is a child. It might be an adult or an older child trying to trick
Don't believe everything a person you meet online says about themselves.
Never agree to get together with someone you meet online without
checking with your parent or guardian first. If they agree to the
meeting, it should in a public place and with a parent or guardian
In a chat room, if anyone asks something you do not like or you come
across material that makes you feel uneasy, exit the chatroom and
tell your parent or guardian immediately.
Don't get into an argument or fight with anyone online. If someone
tries to start an argument or fight, don't answer but tell a parent
If anyone you meet online sends you anything, tell your parent or
Never send anything to anyone you meet online, unless your parent
or guardian says it is OK.