1 ) Never give out personal information such as your address, telephone number, parents’ work address/telephone number or the name and location of your school without your parents’ permission.
2 ) Tell the IDMAdmin immediately if you come across any information that makes you feel uncomfortable.
3 ) Never agree to meet someone you chat to online without first checking with your parents. If your parents agree to the meeting, be sure that it is in a public place and take your mother or father.
4 ) Never send out your picture or anything else personal without first checking with your parents or the IDMAdmin.[
5 ) Don’t respond to any messages that are mean or make you feel uncomfortable in any way. It is not your fault if you get a message like that. If you do, report it to IDMAdmin immediately and tell your parents.
6 ) Talk to your parents and set up rules for going online. They should decide when and for how long you can be online. Once agreed do not break these rules without your parents’ permission.
7 ) Check with your parents before downloading or installing software or doing anything that could possibly harm your computer or affect your family’s privacy
8 ) Never do anything online that hurts other people or is against the law.
9 ) Be careful what information you give out on your profile, blog and through the images you post. Remember that you don’t know who your friend’s friends are… or your friend’s friends’ friends! And you don’t know what they’ll do with your picture or your phone number if you inadvertently give it out. Use a nickname or your initials on your profile – you don’t want just anyone knowing your name.
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