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Internet Safety Tips - The New Jersey State Police High Technology Crimes & Investigative Support Unit recommends the following internet safety tips. NJSP Badge
     
 
Children (10 & Younger)   |  Teenagers   |  Parents & Guardians

 
 

Internet Guidelines for Teenagers

  • Never give out your personal information, your real name, address, or phone number, or any personal information about your family or friends without their permission.
  • Be careful in chat rooms. Don't get involved in fights or use obscene language. You could be reported and have your internet service suspended or cancelled.
  • If you are in a chat room and someone makes you feel uncomfortable, attempts to start a fight with you, or uses offensive language, leave the room.
  • Ignore obscene or offensive messages. Replying may cause the sender to continue to send such messages.
  • Be careful in joining mailing lists, some may make your personal information public. Don't provide an address or phone number. The information for which you are signing up is sent to the e-mail address you provide, so they don't need your address or phone number.
  • Beware of offers for free items, get rich quick, or weight loss offers. They may be a scam.
  • Beware of e-mail from people you don't know or e-mail you weren't expecting. It may contain a virus designed to damage your computer or send your account name and password back to the sender.
  • Never send your picture to someone you don't know or trust. Remember, the internet allows people to become anyone they want to be, and they may be someone you don't really want to know.
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