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Internet Safety

  • Parents should set and enforce rules for home internet use

    • Have computer in a common room (not in the bedroom with door closed!)
    • Time limit on internet, instant messaging, social networking sites, online gaming, etc.
    • Parents should ask and know student's personal username and password for their computer, email accounts, and any social networking sites
  • Suggestions concerning e-mail

    • Parents should have access to students' email
    • Threatening email should never be sent
    • Attachments bring danger of viruses
    • Spam = Junk mail = Don't reply
  • Instant Messaging

    • Different clients: AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo Instant Messenger, Microsoft Instant Messenger, iChat, Facebook Messenger
    • Can hide true identity with a screen name (dancergirl1996)
    • Sessions can be saved and printed
  • Social Networking sites

    • Various: Facebook, MySpace, MeeBo, BeBo, BlackPlanet, Buzznet, Habbo, imeem, Jaiku, MiGente, MyChurch, Windows Live Space, Xanga, Instagram, and new ones appearing regularly
    • Purpose: Online communities of people who share interests and provide a variety of ways to interact
    • Parents should monitor their child's activities on social networking sites and ensue that private data is not posted online
  • Web-surfing

    • Banner/pop-up ads: clicking on them places a "cookie" on your computer, allowing websites to track your movements (from Walmart to phishing scams!)
    • Never give out personal information, even seemingly innocent and unimportant info
    • Never make online purchases without parent permission/supervision...make sure website is secure (https:) befoe entering credit card information
    • NEVER make plans to meet with someone you interact with on the internet

Technology Office

204 E. Iredell Ave.
Mooresville, NC  28115

Phone  704-658-2518
Fax  704-663-6174

Office Hours
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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