Rules of the Road for Kids and Internet
- Guard your privacy. What people know about you is up to you.
- Protect your reputation. Self-reflect before you self-reveal. What’s funny or edgy today could cost you tomorrow.
- Nothing is private online. Anything you say or do can be copied, pasted, and sent to gazillions of people without your permission.
- Assume everyone is watching. There’s a huge, vast audience out there. If someone is your friend’s friend, they can see everything.
- Apply the Golden Rule. If you don’t want it done to you, don’t do it to someone else.
- Choose wisely. Not all content is appropriate. You know what we mean.
- Don’t hide. Using anonymity to cloak your actions doesn’t turn you into a trustworthy, responsible human being.
- Think about what you see. Just because it’s online doesn’t make it true.
- Be smart, be safe. Not everyone is who they say they are. But you know that.
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