Internet Safety

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.

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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:

Jigsaw (CEOP)

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)