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15 Rules to Playing it Safe on Internet Games

15 Rules to Playing it Safe on Internet Games

  1. Don’t share your gaming passwords with anyone but your parent or guardian.
  2. Show your parents the games you play online and talk about the safety controls of those games.
  3. Only play games that are appropriate for your age level. Check out the rating system before you buy a game.
  4. Only use the Internet when your parents tell you it’s OK, and only for as long as you are allowed.
  5. Don’t give out personal information like your address, telephone number or school name to anyone unless you have permission from your parents.
  6. Never meet with a person you’ve only met in an online game unless your parents go with you and make the arrangements.
  7. Don’t break copyright rules by taking words, pictures or sound from gaming websites without their permission.
  8. Don’t respond to any chat or e-mail messages your get if they are strange, mean or upsetting to you, and tell your parents or a trusted adult right away.
  9. Don’t send pictures of yourself or your family to anyone unless you have permission from your parents.
  10. Stop right away if you see or read something on a gaming site that upsets you and tell your parents or a trusted adult about it.
  11. While gaming, don’t use webcams or wireless headsets without your parent’s permission.
  12. If you use a wireless headset and someone says something that makes you feel uncomfortable or is threatening, do not respond and tell a parent or trusted adult immediately.
  13. Don’t download any games or files without your parent’s permission.
  14. Be sure that you only play games from trusted sites.
  15. Remember that your family gaming rules apply wherever you play on the Internet.