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Safety Tips

Personal Information: Do not give out personal information such as your home address, phone number, social security number, and credit card numbers to anyone.

Never Share Your Password:   Always keep your password private and do not share it, even with your friends.  If someone gets your password they can submit something inappropriate under your name in videos, photo, or create categories.  You should never give your password to anyone except your parents.

Honesty

Be honest about your age: Iaam membership rules are there to protect you. If you lie about your age iaam will delete your membership.

Photos: Always think before posting your photos online.  Before uploading your photo, think twice:  “Am I going to be comfortable if my parents, college admission counselor, or future employer sees my photo?”

Never meet with Strangers: Flirting with strangers can have very serious consequences.  Some people lie about their age.
Be wary if your online friend wants to meet you alone in person.  If you must meet them, meet them in a public place, during the day and bring a parent or a trusted friend along.

Trust your gut if you have suspicions. If you feel threatened by someone or feel uncomfortable because of something online, tell an adult you trust or the police.  If you keep it to yourself it can become a bigger problem ahead.  Report suspicious members and inappropriate content like hate speech or indecent language while you are rating contests. 

Additional information: For additional information regarding online safety tips and to learn more please check out these other resources:
www.wiredsafety.org
www.staysafeonline.org
www.netsmartz.org
www.ftc.gov

To test your knowledge about safe computing http://onguardonline.gov

Watch these videos to learn a thing or two about phishing, keeping kids safe online, reducing spam, and protecting your computer against unwanted intrusions.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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