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  • Keep your passwords private, even from your best friend! Your online service will never ask for them, so neither should anyone else.
  • Use only your Log-in Name and/or e-mail address when chatting or sending e-mail.
  • Never give out personal information like your name, address, or phone number.
  • Always delete unknown e-mail attachments. They can contain destructive viruses.
  • Remember that nothing you write on the Web is completely private -- including e-mail. So be careful and think about what you type and who you tell.
  • People are not always as nice, cute, or funny as they may sound online. Never make plans to meet an online "friend" in person.
  • Tell you parents if you come across something that makes you feel uncomfortable.
  • Keep the computer in a central location in your home.
  • Never arrange a meeting with someone you have met online.
  • Never send a person your picture or anything else without first checking with your parents.