Internet Safety: Safe Surfing Tips

Internet is really helpful. Some people can’t even live without it, but it can be very dangerous if you don’t surf following some basic rules. Watch the following video with ten safe-surfing tips for teenagers.


Activity 1: List the main safe surfing tips mentioned in the video.

Activity 2: Complete this quiz on-line about how you use the Internet.

Activity 3: Visit Safety Land and learn how to stay safe surfing the Internet.

Here is the Spanish version of this game:

This is another game in Spanish “Triviral”:

Another game in Spanish to learn how to keep your privacy on the Internet is “Privial”:

Activity 4: Now join the Webonauts Internet Academy and graduate learning how to surf in the confused wordwide web. What is their motto?

Activity 5: Watch the following video about Internet safety and find the answer to these questions.

1. What is the Internet threat mentioned in the video?

2. Can you give an advice to avoid that threat?

Team project: Make a poster or a video with a slogan for Internet safety, include also some of the tips to surf the Internet in a safe way or the main Internet threats and images. You can make this project using construction paper, or in a digital poster using the Glogster website (send me the link) or a video using Windows Movie Maker or any other software to make videos.

Remember: Explore, learn and create using your imagination! That is how we must learn in order to understand. And cooperate, every member of the group should work in differents tasks, such as selecting the images, music, writing the slogan, the tips, editing the video. Together you can learn and build knowledge.

Here is an example of a video created by a student for the same kind of project. I am sure you can do it much better!

Finally, an interesting video in Spanish on the youtube channel “Friendlly Screens“:

Send a comment! Read the comments sent by our students last year with different tips to stay safe on the Internet. Have you ever had any bad experience surfing the web? Do you know anybody who is or has been threatened on the Internet?


21 thoughts on “Internet Safety: Safe Surfing Tips

  1. Miguel Angel says:

    Internet that can do a lot of work talking with friends …
    There are many websites and places to visit and things to do. But be careful with some impostors and chat with some looking for trouble.
    Because some people want something more to say and if anyone asked us any personal data must never give it it would put us harm, using this information to put in ads or answering or physical.
    On the Internet there are millions of places to visit like an infinite library data is almost everything.
    It can be used for school work, watching movies and live video.
    Look at the college you want to go or even look for work.
    Almost everything there is information and information not only blogs, videos and games can be downloaded or played online with other people.

  2. Ana María says:

    Internet is very useful if you use it to speak to friends, to seach for information for the school, read the emails and watch films.
    You must never give out the personal data such as your full name, phone number, password and credit card number, names of family members …
    Because there are people who can harm them.
    Also there programs that are harmful and that can insert a virus.

  3. Lucía de los Reyes Garrido Muñoz says:

    The Internet is for most things, one of which is for information search, there are also many dangers on the Internet,
    the internet can be used to stream music, find some information for work, learning new things in general is a means of communication, often used by individuals,
    On the Internet, you should never give away:
    • Full name
    • home address
    • The phone number
    • Social Security Number
    • Passwords
    • names of family members
    • The credit card numbers

  4. Ana María Sánchez says:

    Never give away this information on the Internet:
    · your name and surnames
    · your mobile phone
    · your adress
    · the names of your family
    · passwords
    · the credit card numbers
    If you give out these data on the Internet you can have a lot of problems.

  5. Irene Herrera Rus says:

    if you want a good security on the Internet you can do this:
    – Never give out your full name.
    – Never put your home address.
    – Never give away your phone number.
    – Never give out your social security number.
    – Invent very difficult and long passwords.
    – Never put the names of your family members.
    – And never give your credit card numbers.

  6. Eugenio J. Rodríguez Molina says:

    You should never give confidential information online such as: your phone number, full name , your address, password, the names of famliy member and the credit card.

    If you give away this information on the Internet you can have a lot of problems.

  7. Alejandro Camacho Laguna says:

    Internet is entertaining, but be careful, it is also dangerous.

    Some advices to surf on the Internet:
    -Don’t accept anything from a strange person.
    -Install the antivirus.
    -Be careful with advertisements.
    -Don’t say your passwords.
    -Don’t say your personal data..
    -Don’t say your telephone and mobile phone.
    -Don’t say your credit cards.

    Be careful with the Internet!!

  8. Eduardo Zafra says:

    The text warns us about some of the threats on the Internet. Although it´s a great tool for everything you may want, you have to be very careful. Some of the tips that the text gives us are:

    Basically, you have to remain as anonymous as possible. You can get it if you never give out any private info of you, like your full name, your home address, your phone number, your social security number, passwords, credit card numbers, names of family members…
    Also, you have to be very careful too when you pick a nickname and a password for a website, a chat room… We shouldn´t give any hint about our real names, because hackers could take advantage of it.
    Of course, if you have any problem on the Internet and you get into trouble, tell an adult. He will help you.

    Finally, it´s highly recommendable that you install an anti virus to protect you from most of the Internet threats.

  9. Cristina Rodríguez says:

    Internet is useful for many things, but always we should be careful because it also has risks. For safe surfing Internet:

    – You should have an antivirus.
    – You should never give out your full name.
    – Do not give out passwords.
    – Don’t say the numbers of your credit cards.
    – Do not give out telephone.
    – Be careful in the chats.
    – Don´t give your address in chat.
    – You shouldn’t go to meet in person someone you are chatting with.
    – In general, you shouldn’t give out personal data.

  10. Sonia Reyes says:

    Internet safety is very important, so you should follow some safe-surfing tips, for example:

    -NEVER give out private information like credit card numbers, home address, passwords…
    -If you buy things online, do it in a safe/official website.
    -Be so careful on chat rooms with the people who will try to take advantage of you.
    -Install an antivirus on your computer.
    -Don’t open e-mails if you don’t know the person that they come from.

    These are lots of tips that you should follow for a safe surfing. So, you already know, be SO CAREFUL on the Internet.

  11. Anabel Rodríguez says:

    Never give out your private information on the Internet, for example:
    – full name
    – home Address
    – phone number
    – Social Security Number
    – passwords
    – names of family members
    – credit card numbers

  12. Irene Arenas says:

    The text is about Internet safety.
    You shouldn´t chat with people you don´t know because there are people who try to harm you.
    -Don´t give out your full name.
    -Don´t give out your password.
    -Don´t give out your credit card number.
    -Don´t give out your home address.
    -Don´t give out your Social Security number.
    -Don´t give out your phone number.

  13. Marta Segura Real says:

    The text speaks about the importance of Internet but also about their disadvantages…
    The main safe surfing tips mentioned in the text are:

    – Beware of people who can take advantage of you.
    – Don’t get into trouble in chatrooms.
    – Be as anonymous as possible.
    – Don’t give out your private information like home address, your passwords, credit card numbers…
    – You must create a nickname for all.

  14. Miguel Ángel Rivas Leralta says:

    First rule of smart surfing? Remain as anonymous as possible. That means keeping all private information private. Here are some examples of private information that you should never give out on the Internet:

    full name
    home address
    phone number
    Social Security number
    names of family members
    credit card numbers

  15. Marta Gómez Gómez says:

    My tips to stay safe on the Internet are:

    -Do not accept unknown people.
    -Do not give risky information such as numbers and personal data.
    -Do not get into unknown web pages.
    -Have good protection on your computer.
    -Use it to search for information that will serve your studies and interests.

  16. Álvaro López Rodríguez says:

    Ok, to protect the security on the Internet we’ll have be stop adding unknown people in social webs, because these people can be dangerous people, like hackers or people that can hurt us “physically”, like a stalker. In this case, you should talk to a police officer.

  17. José Antonio Tebar Falcón says:

    Well, the threat on the video is that you don’t really know who are you talking with and if you meet by yourself this person can be another person that may want to take advantage of you by different ways.

    To avoid it you shouldn’t meet people you new on The Internet and if you do so, go with an adult. (But I just rather not to meet’em)

  18. Francisco José Borrego Pedrera says:

    The advices for a safe surfing on the internet are:

    -Never give out your personal information
    -Never use your full name
    -Never give out your pasword
    -Never dowloand dangerous programmes
    -Use the internet only for the necessary things

  19. Paola Andrea Ribera Zenteno 3ºA says:

    I think that this video is very education because internet have very danger
    and there are very people that don’t know or that they not want know
    We must to warn to the persons that are withours
    Try that don’t do mistakes

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