3 Ways You Can Be Cyber Safe

What is Cyberspace?

Cyberspace is the Internet. We use the Internet in many ways – to talk to our friends and family, play video games, download music, watch TV shows, and much more.

Our families use the Internet to conduct work and business. Companies manage transportation, electricity, banking, and other important everyday activities online. Can you imagine the world without the Internet? Here are 3 ways you can be cyber safe:

  1. Don’t communicate with strangers online and never agree to meet in person. Tell a parent or another adult if a stranger contacts you in a chat room through email or text message.
  2. Don’t enter contests, join clubs, or share your personal information for any reason, unless your parents say it’s OK. Personal Information includes your name, address, age, phone number, birthday, email address, where you go to school, and other facts about you or your family.
  3. Have you ever received an email offering something for free? These are tricks designed to get you to give up personal information.