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Computers and the Internet are great for playing fun games, listening to music, watching movies, and even for talking to friends and family.
This website is here to help you be safe while looking for fun things to do on the Internet. If you are ever worried about something you have found or someone you have met online, use our special report tool to talk to an adult.
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Many people use computers and the Internet to do the same things you do. Many websites allow people to talk to other people from all over the world while playing games or watching videos. This can be really fun and helps you make new friends, but knowing how to be safe while talking to people online makes it even more fun.
This part of the website teaches you everything you need to know about being safe while using your computer. Most importantly, it will teach you what you need to do if anyone ever says something mean to you or makes you feel uncomfortable while you are chatting.
- Ask your mom, dad, grandparents, or teacher for permission before chatting with anyone online that you don’t know. They can help you sign up and stay safe.
- Keep your real name secret. Use a fun nickname when using chatrooms or instant messenger to talk to people, and never tell anyone you don’t know your real name.
- Just like your real name, your phone number, address, and school should also be kept a secret.
- Never plan to meet someone you only know from chatting online. Sometimes people are not honest about who they say they are when talking to you online.
- Always ask your mom, dad, grandparent, or teacher before opening any email. They can tell if an email is safe or not.
- Delete emails from people you do not know. These emails could have viruses attached to them, which attack your computer and make it stop working.
- Keep your real name, phone number, address, and school a secret. You might feel like you know someone after talking to them through email, but sometimes people are not always truthful about who they say they are.
- Never send pictures of yourself or your family and friends to anyone you do not know.
- Follow the Golden Rule when talking to people on email. Make sure you are writing nice things and not hurting anyone’s feelings.
- Grown-ups can help you find safe games, so always ask your mom, dad, grandparent, or the person taking care of you before playing a game.
- If you have to sign up to use a game online, make sure you do not use your real name. Think of a fun nickname instead.
- If you can talk to other people while playing the game, make sure to keep your real name, address, phone number, and school a secret. You do not want strangers to know these things about you.
Internet media is extremely popular and there are so many videos, games, and other forms of media to consume. You can often meet new friends and have fun with Internet media. But the amount of different types of online media also means there are plenty of ways to find unsafe ways to participate and communicate.
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Before you sign up for or watch any online media, first ask your parents if it’s okay. You can show them the site and tell them a bit about why you want to join or play or watch. Have your parents check out the rating system and let you know if the game is safe to participate.
Keeping Yourself Safe with Games
Remember that like any other site online, not everyone you meet on a gaming website is going to be truthful about who they are. You should always be careful about who you are talking to and what you are telling them. Never give out personal information about yourself, especially your real name, your address, or your school’s name. You should also never share photos of yourself with people you meet online.
Sometimes people can take online games very seriously. They are very competitive and want to be the best or win the most and are willing to do anything to do that.
It’s easy to get carried away with games because they let us see other worlds and be other people. But it’s important to remember that games are not real life. People will not die if you do not win a game or finish a quest.
Your health should always come before any online game. Make sure you are taking frequent breaks to rest your eyes and stretch your body. It can be easy to forget to eat and drink water while you’re in the middle of a really good game, but it’s important to do these things too.
Always report problems or inappropriate contact to a trusted grown-up or report Internet abuse online at B4UClick.
Having fun online is all about being safe. If you want to have fun playing games, listening to music, and chatting with your friends on the Internet, follow these safety tips:
- Always ask your parents or the person who takes care of you before getting on the Internet. They will help you sign on and go to the websites you like.
- Never tell strangers real things about you, like your name, your address, or where you go to school. Only your friends and family need to know these things.
- Be careful about who you talk to online. Sometimes people do not always tell the truth about themselves online. Tell a parent or teacher if someone you don’t know has messaged you on a website you like.
- Don’t send pictures of yourself, your family, or your friends to people you do not know online.
- If you ever feel scared or worried about something you see or something someone says to you online, tell a grown-up you trust.