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Internet safety tips

Below are a few Internet safety tips for young people provided by the Utah Parent-Teacher Association and Utah Attorney General's Office

  • Don't give your full name, address, telephone number, school name or location, schedule, password or other identifying information when you are online.
  • Never have a face-to-face meeting with someone you've met online.
  • Never respond to any message that used bad words or that is scary, threatening or just feels weird.
  • Never send a picture over the Internet or regular mail to anyone without your parents' permission.
  • Always tell your parents or another adult immediately if something seems scary or threatening.
  • Ask friends to keep your e-mail address private.
  • It's best not to respond to an e-mail from someone you don't know.
  • Don't open files attached to e-mails from someone you don't know.
  • When exploring the Web, avoid "adults only" sites. If you encounter adult material, leave the site immediately.
  • If you go to a Web site that requires you to provide personal information to gain access, ask your parents first.
  • Get a parent's permission before buying anything online.
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