For Kids
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For Adults
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Kids,

Many Web sites ask you to enter information about yourself. Don't do it, even if you know the site, without adult permission. Some sites promise free stuff, or access to restricted areas in exchange for personal, private details about you or your family.

Think about this logically. If a stranger called you on the phone, or asked you on the street, would you give them your address? Of course not! Sharing personal info on the Web is no different.

Any time a Web site, or someone in a chat room asks you for information that would allow them to contact you off-line - don't do it unless your parent or teacher determines it is safe. Even if it's to enter a game, contest or get stuff for free!

To protect yourself, you should only answer emails and instant 'buddy' messages from people or addresses you know. If you get an email or message that is weird, sick or just makes you feel uncomfortable - do not respond. Instead, show it to your parent, teacher or other trusted adult.

Always get an adult's OK before sharing any private info - with this one exception. If a Web site asks for your school's or folks' email address in order to ask them for permission on your behalf - always provide that information correctly.

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Adults,

The worst thing imaginable is a child turning up missing, molested, or even worse, because of a Web contact. Most of these kinds of situations occur, not as a result of strangers breaking into homes or stalking schools, and kidnapping kids. More often than not, youngsters leave home voluntarily, after an online 'meeting' and being lured away.

The Web's worst nightmare can only happen if your child gives private info to a perverted person. Usually, teens are targeted, especially those who are vulnerable and exercise poor judgment. Luring is against the law. The best protection is to be cautious. But if your child is approached online by someone you perceive to be a threat to their physical safety, contact us, or law enforcement.

For added security, ask us about installing a filter that restricts your child from transmitting personal info such as address and phone #.

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