Cyber Safety for Students
The Attorney General’s Community Relations Department often visits schools and communities to offer advice to children on how they can stay safe on the Internet. Here are some cyber safety tips:
- Do not give out personal information such as addresses, telephone numbers, parents’ work addresses or telephone numbers or the name and location of school. When it’s necessary to provide that information on legitimate websites, get permission from parents.
- When coming across any information – whether it be online or by text message -- that makes one feel uncomfortable, parents, teachers or other responsible adults should be made aware of it immediately..
- Students should never agree to get together with someone they "met" online. This type of meeting carries risk. Students should notify parents, teachers or other responsible adults if someone from online requests a face-to-face meeting..
- Never send anyone photos or files without checking with an adult. Do not respond to any messages that are hostile, belligerent, or inappropriate. Report these types of messages to parents or a trusted adult.
Be a good online citizen and don’t do anything that hurts other people or is against the law.