Kids and Online Safety

The internet is a massive area, with the most wide mix of people and personalities that the world has probably ever seen. It's important to understand how to keep yourself and your data safe as you move through it. Below are a few tips for this - if you have more specific questions, please don't hesitate to reach out!

Note: Kids Code Weekly explicitly goes out of its way to be a read-only service, to prevent children from running the risk of unwanted contact or other engagement with unsanctioned individuals. As a parent, it's up to you if the email goes to your inbox or your child's, but it's highly recommended that you view this weekly email as something that you look through with your child if they're still getting used to the internet at large.

Your Personal Information

Personal Information includes things like:

  • Your real name (first and last)
  • Email address
  • Home address
  • Phone number
  • Social Security Number
  • School Information

With the exception of your email address, you typically should never give out this data to anyone. Don't use personal information when making accounts online, and if you're under 13 years old, always consult your parents and the terms of service before registering for anything. Make a strong password with around 8 characters, using a combination of letters (lowercase and uppercase), numbers, and maybe even symbols (like @, #, and $). Never use your name, birthday (even just the year) or other personal information.


Questions or Comments?

Any questions, comments, criticism or suggestions in regards to this policy can be submitted by shooting me an email. Responses are generally sent back within 24 hours.

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