home pagecontact us
spotlightfungallerieswhat's one-cardsquizwin!your saybeginners guideexamscareersbody

Think you're a safe surfer? Make sure you're Web Smart with our guide to web terminology.

Don't forget to check out the yd Guide for a complete run down on what you can find on this site.

safe surf
web smart
parents
recommend us
make this your
homepage
privacy policy
technical issues
site ownership


back to home page

1. Remember you may need to get permission from a parent or guardian to use the Internet.

2. 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.

3. Never give out your name, age, telephone number, address, school name and names of team and clubs you belong to, or any other identifiable information.

4. 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.

5. Never give out your Internet password to anyone (even your best friends) other than your parent or guardian.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. Don't download anything without considering whether you should consult your parent or guardian beforehand.

10. Always check with your parent or guardian that it is OK to be in a chat room.

11. 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 you.

12. Don't believe everything a person you meet online says about themselves.

13. 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 present.

14. 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.

15. 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 or guardian.

16. If anyone you meet online sends you anything, tell your parent or guardian.

17. Never send anything to anyone you meet online, unless your parent or guardian says it is OK.

ISTD ONLINE

PARTNERS