Home Welcome, FBI Cyber Surf Island, FBI-SOS Internet Challenge (text only)

Welcome, FBI Cyber Surf Island, FBI-SOS Internet Challenge (text only)

Welcome, FBI Cyber Surf Island,
FBI-SOS Internet Challenge

Read the definitions below and learn how to surf the Internet safely. When you are done learning go to the quiz and take the Internet challenge.

Passwords:

Passwords are very important to your online security. They help keep your personal information safe. If someone else has your online passwords, they could use them to find out your name, where you live, where you go to school, and more. With all that information, someone could steal your identity, take your money (even if you don't have a job), put out false details about you, or follow you online or in the real world.

Cyber Predators:

Cyber predators are very dangerous and can really hurt you. If you feel that someone is stalking you or pretending to be somebody else online just to meet you, stop any contact right away and tell your parents.

Some people try to take advantage of kids by becoming a friend online and then asking to meet face to face for reasons that are different than what they tell you. Never meet in person with someone you only know through the Internet unless you have your parent’s permission.

Bottom line: never give your passwords to anyone, including your friends. You should only give your passwords to your parents.

Downloading:

If a company or organization wants personal information about you, they must have your parent’s permission. This protects your privacy and your safety. 

Always let your parents know when you want to download a song, a movie, a game, or anything else from the Internet. Not all websites are safe or legal. Most will ask for your personal information. If you are not sure whether to trust a certain website or wish to know more about Internet safety and your privacy rights, talk to your parents.

Online Bullying:

Bullying is a serious issue. If someone makes you feel bad or unsafe when you are chatting online, using e-mail, or surfing the web, quickly log off and tell your parents. Do not retaliate against a bully.

It’s not cool to be mean or to make others feel sad or uncomfortable. Be nice to people on the Internet, over e-mail, or on the phone, just as you would in person.

Viruses:

Viruses are a computer's enemy. They can cause harm to a computer and take your personal information and give it to bad people. To protect you and your computer, always ask for permission from your parents before you download or install programs.

The Internet is a big open place where what you do takes place in front of a lot of strangers. You should always follow your parent's rules while online to help keep you and your personal information safe.