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INTERNET Teen safety



Published: Thu, February 7, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



Advice for teens:

Keep your identity private.

Never get together in person with someone you meet online.

Never respond to hostile, belligerent or inappropriate e-mail, chat comments or news group messages or any such communications that make you uncomfortable.

Talk with your parents about their expectations and ground rules for going online.

Advice for parents:

Talk with your teens about what they may and may not do online.

Be open with your teens and encourage them to come to you if they encounter a problem online.

Learn everything you can about the Internet.

Check out blocking, filtering and ratings.

Source: The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Alexandria, Va.




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