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- Personal Safety
- E-mail safety
- Use of Credit Cards
- In chat rooms, you can never be sure if the person you are talking to is
as they describe themselves.
- We spend years as parents telling our children not to talk to strangers!
- It is good practice, particularly for young people, not to give strangers
personal details which can identify where they live or go to school, or
which could identify them in any way.
- It is also good practice for parents to talk to their children about where
they go on the net - stay interested even if it's all "tech talk"
- The main problem with e-mail is "spamming" or
junk mail. You don't want to have to wade through loads
of irrelevant mail, so be careful who you give your
address to. Be aware that if you post to a Newsgroup,
unscrupulous companies can get your address.
- Children are advised not to use full names which might
identify them when they are on line.
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Use of Credit Cards
- Never give your card details to avail of a
- Look for the secure site icon at the bottom of the screen
- it's a closed padlock, and sits on the bar at the
bottom of your browser
- Know the site or company you are dealing with
- It's a personal decision whether you shop online - but
remember the process your cards go through in a shop or
restaurant is no more secure!
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BHS Parents Association Internet Resources
Pages prepared by Enda Collins
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Last modified: 01/03/2000