My Rules for Online Safety

w I will not give out personal information such as my address, telephone number, parent's
   work address/telephone number, or the name and location of my school without my
   parent's permission.

w I will tell my parents right away if I come across any information that makes me feel

w I will never agree to get together with someone I "meet" online without first checking
   with my parents. If my parents agree to the meeting, I will be sure that it is in a
   public place and bring my mother or father along.

w I will never send a person my picture or anything else without first checking with my

w I will not respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make me feel
   uncomfortable. It is not my fault if I get a message like that. If I do I will tell my
   parents right away so that they can contact the online service.

w I will talk with my parents so that we can set up rules for going online.
   We will decide upon the time of day that I can be online, the length of time I can
   be online, and appropriate areas for me to visit. I will not access other areas or break
   these rules without their permission.


For further information on child safety, please call the
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).

   The American Library Association has created a guide for parents,
providing an overview of the benefits and dangers of the Internet, and
emphasizing Internet usage by children in public libraries.

   GetNetWise is a collaborative effort by nearly three dozen of the Web's largest sites to  create a safe online
    environment for children. It includes information about software programs that can block inappropriate sites and
    monitor kids' time online, as well as lists of recommended sites for children.