There are actually a lot of precautionary measures for a child, teen or young adult with regards to safe Internet browsing. You should be responsible enough with your actions and never give any personal information about yourself especially to someone you don’t know unless it is permitted by an adult. Not all sites that ask for information are considered illegal but it is better to be cautious than be sorry in the end.
One of the most famous pieces of advice that every one of us has heard over and over, “don’t talk to strangers” is also very applicable when you’re browsing the Internet. But everyone is a “stranger” in the Internet that’s why you have to be extra careful in dealing with them.
Entering a chat room is very common to teens or young adults. Keep in mind that what you are saying in the chat room is visible to anyone in there. Internet predators have watchful eyes and they will keep track of what you are saying in order to think of some ways to fool you. in order to keep away from any of these malicious threats, you should know about some safe Internet browsing tips.
A Checklist for Safe Internet Browsing for Kids
- Avoid giving any personal information about yourself over the Internet.
- Avoid downloading files without a parent or adult’s approval
- If anyone in the Internet says something bad about you, harasses or sends you suspicious
- emails, inform an adult immediately and report it to the authorities.
- Bear in mind that on the Internet people have the freedom to use someone’s identity and may
- use it to fool others.
- Don’t use your real name when joining a chat room.
- Keep in mind that friendships, relationships and conversations on the Internet can never be as
- genuine and rewarding as compared to that in person.
- Be cautious on ANYONE who asks for personal information about you.
- Never buy anything over the Internet without asking any permission from your parent or guardian.