Teen Internet Safety Tips
With a few Internet safety tips, your online experience can be amazing!
Some Extra Words of Caution continued...
How Do I Report Creepy or Illegal Things Online?
While most Internet activity is legal, occasionally you might come across
something that just seems wrong, creepy or even scares you. The first thing to
do is tell your parents -- just like you’d do if a creep talked dirty to you at
the movies. Your parents can support you and help you make the right decisions
about what to do next. If you decide to report the suspicious activity or
person, there are two web sites you can go to:
- For computer hacking, online stealing, or similar suspicious or illegal
activity, go to www.ic3.gov. Follow the
instructions for how to report what you saw.
- For any suspicious activity involving sexual messages, someone sending you
nude photos or asking you to send nude photos, someone trying to get you to do
sexual things, or any other sexually related incident, go to www.cybertipline.com.
Admittedly, the Internet is completely awesome. It lets you discover an
incredible new world and meet some great new friends in the next town or across
the globe. Just use it with caution, since the trail you leave behind may come
back to haunt you -- and your family and friends -- one day.