Gadgets, phones and the Internet can be used in unsafe ways. I am making this agreement with my parents to help keep me, my family and my friends safe.
My parents and I will decide when I am allowed to use the computer, cellphone, gaming systems and the Internet. I promise not to ask or fight for more time. I will only do things and visit places they say I can.
I will never tell anyone in text messages or post online that I am home alone. I won't give out my last name, my home address or phone number, the name of my school or teachers, where my parents work or their phone numbers without my parents' permission. I will never give out my friends’ screen names, actual names, email addresses, home addresses and phone numbers, and I will remind them to keep mine a secret.
If anyone does anything that bothers me, I will tell my parents. I will never use bad language, say bad things about other people or send mean messages in an email, text or instant message, chat room, blog or on a website. I will tell my parents if someone does that to me. If I use "secret" or "code" words online, I will tell my parents what they mean.
When I use instant messaging, email, chat rooms or websites where people put information about themselves, I will never send or post a picture of my family or me. If I set up a blog or an online profile, I will tell my parents where it is and how they can read it.
I WILL NEVER, EVER MEET WITH ANYONE I'VE TALKED TO ONLINE WITHOUT FIRST TALKING WITH MY PARENTS.
If my parents ask me for my password, I will give it to them. I will NEVER give out my passwords or any of our family's passwords to anyone, not even my friends or other family members.
If I want to download any apps, games, movies, music or programs, I will ask for permission. I know I must pay for of these things. If I take them, that is stealing.
I will not try to win free things or buy things on my phone or on the Internet without my parents' permission. If I get a message that I won something, I will show it to my parents. If I get an email or text asking for passwords or other secret stuff, I will ask my parents. I will not forward any email or message that tells me bad stuff will happen to me if I do not.
I will not open any of my parents' files. I will not change any settings or install any new software without my parents' permission.
I give my parents permission to look on the computer and my phone to see where I have gone on the Internet, the email and text messages I have sent and received, the things I downloaded or what I do. If my parents installed programs that track what I do on the computer or limit where I go online or on my cellphone, I promise not to turn those programs off.