The Internet is a wonderful resource that really does give us the world at our fingertips.
But there are some pitfalls you’ll want to avoid.
Remember that when you are online, you create a digital footprint that can be tracked and used by others.
Be smart! Stay safe!
Follow these tips:
- Never share personal information like your full name, address, phone number or school name
- Only “friend” people that you know face-to-face
- Ask your parents or a trusted adult for help if you’re ever in an uncomfortable situation
Check out the tips in these videos:
Protect Your Personal Information (NetSafe Episode 11; PlanetNutshell; video)
Safe Web Surfing: Top Tips for Kids and Teens Online (Wellcast)
Internet Safety Hip-Hop Song (Flocabulary)
5 Internet Safety Tips for Kids (Common Sense Media) – show this one to the younger kids in your life!
Test your skills with this game:
Digital Compass (Common Sense Media)
Here are other resources:
Pensez cybersécurité (Gouvernement du Canada)
Get Cyber Safe (Government of Canada)
Tips for Staying Safe Online (Kids Help Phone)
Think about your digital footprint:
What’s in Your Digital Footprint? (Common Sense Media; video)
Remember, you are being followed online:
Tracking the Trackers (Gary Kovacs TED Talk)
Take care of your online reputation!
Teen Voices: Who Are You on Social Media? (Common Sense Media; video
Manage your online reputation (Google for Education video)
Gérer sa réputation en ligne (Google for Education video, en français)