Do-it-yourself house rules for online privacy
Our house rules for online privacy
Below are some suggested privacy rules. Read them together and decide which ones make sense for your child.
Different rules may be appropriate for different children, based on their age, ability, experience and
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House Rules for Online Privacy.
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Our general house rules
We will think before we click. We know photos, videos, comments or personal information can sometimes be tough to take down. We will ask ourselves: What would grandma, grandpa or a favourite teacher think if he or she saw this?
We will respect the privacy of others online. We will never write rude or hurtful messages. If we are upset or angry with someone, we will talk to them in person.
We will work with an adult we trust to learn how to post things online.
We will tell an adult if someone is being mean to us online.
We will tell an adult if we are worried about something we see online.
We will remember that things we see on the Internet aren’t always true.
If we don’t know someone in person, we will check with a parent or guardian before communicating with him or her online.
We won’t tell people where we are when we’re online and will think twice before providing the details of our activities publicly.
Some people do go into other people’s accounts and try to cause trouble, so we will make our passwords hard to guess and won’t share them.
We will ask an adult we trust for help if we make a privacy mistake, like posting something we didn’t mean to.
We will set a good example of safe, wise and responsible Internet use for everyone around us. This goes for adults too! Add your own house rule
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