Internet safety with simple words! With Athena and Hermes Age limits for computer games Hi! I am Athena and this is my best friend Hermes. Everyone knows how exciting it is to surf in the web. Hermes enjoys playing internet games. He plays online with his friends and classmates, and sometimes he exchanges messages with them. Hermes is a very tough opponent! Hermes do you know how to play this game? And are you sure that it is safe for children in your age? If we are not sure we have to ask a trusted adult. Dad, can we ask you something? Is this game safe for children? No, this game is appropriate for young people over 16 years old. Games with signs +3 and +7 are suitable for small children. You should play only games that are suitable for your ages! Do not chat online with stranger Frequently, we exchange online messages with our friends. Ooops, there is a messages from some Artemis. Do you know her? Do you know that we should not chat with people we don’t know in real life? I like chatting online, but only with my friends. However, when a stranger tries to chat with you online, you should not answer. You can never know for sure who he is and if he tells you the truth about his identity. Call an adult for help, to block him from your chat rooms and e-mail. You should never try to meet strangers that you have only met online. Follow the real word rule: Never talk to strangers! Do not reveal personal data. Hermes, you know of course that we should never give our personal data online. Information such as our name, address, phone number, and birth date are personal data and we should not share them with strangers or publish them online. Even our school address is a personal information, as well as our photos, and photos of our friends. Don’t share offensive photos and comments Wait Hermes one minute! Are you sure that Aris will not get upset if you upload this photo? We have to be very careful! We should not send photos that will offend and displease our friends. because we will not be able to take them back. Especially photos that we upload online, stay there forever. Do not reveal your password to anyone. How can I keep my personal data safe online? Of course by setting a strong password! My name or my birthdate is not a safe password. Choose a combination of letters, capitals or small, numbers and symbols that you can easily remember. Do not download from unknown websites. Hermes and I have a lot of fun online. However, we are careful and we only visit sites that are suitable for children. If something upsets us online, we immediately ask for our parents’ or teachers’ advice. Our parents have installed parental control systems in our computer, so that we will not come across inappropriate content online. If we use internet wisely, we can learn a lot of things, make cool school projects, explore the world, and chat with friends that are far away.