Internet Safety

Tips for Children

The internet safety tips that Attorney General Reilly offers to children include:
  • Never give out personal information.
  • Never arrange an in-person meeting with someone you've met online.
  • Never post pictures of yourself, your family, or friends online.
  • Never open files sent to you by anyone you have met online.
  • Avoid people who ask too many personal questions.
  • Do not respond to emails when you do not know the sender.
  • Do not respond to rude, threatening, or harassing emails.
  • Trust your instincts. If something does not feel right, do not respond to the email, leave the chat room, or exit the website.

Tips for Parents

The basic internet safety rules that AG Reilly offers to parents include:
  • Place your child's computer in an area where you are best able to monitor his or her online activities.
  • Take an active interest in your child's online activities.
  • Warn your child never to arrange an in-person meeting with someone they met online.
  • Warn your child never to accept anything sent to him or her by a person met online.
  • Consider using filtering or blocking software.