Take the Internet Safety Pledge
Surfing the Internet can be fun, but you should always be careful trying new things. Remember that some websites may not be Girl Scout friendly. We want you to have a safe and fun experience online, so read this pledge before going online. We ask that you talk about it with your parent/guardian and both of you sign it.
Girl Scout Internet Safety Pledge* for all Girl Scouts (Revised for 2009)
I will not give out personal information such as my address, telephone number(s), parent's or guardian's work address/telephone number(s), and the name and location of my school without the permission of my parent or guardian.
I will tell an adult right away if I come across or receive any information that makes me feel uncomfortable.
I will always follow the rules of Internet sites, inlcuding those rules that are based on age of use, parental approval and knowledge, and public laws.
I will never agree to get together with someone I "meet" online without first checking with my parents or guardians. If my parents or guardian agree to the meeting, I will arrange it in a public place and bring a parent or guardian along.
I will never send a person my picture or anything else without first checking with my parents or guardian.
I will talk with my parent or guardian so that we can set up rules for going online. We will decide on the time of day that I can be online, the length of time that I can be online, and appropriate areas for me to visit. I will not access other areas or break these rules without their permission.
I will not use the Internet to collect money for Girl Scout products, and I will follow all safety guidelines related to Girl Scout product sales.
I will practice online “netiquette” (good manners) at all times when online.
I won’t spam others.
I will not bully nor will I tolerate bullying (and I will always tell a trusted adult if this is a problem).
I won’t use bad language.
I will be guided by the Girl Scout Promise and Law in all that I do online.
Girl Scout _______________________________________________Date_____________
Parent or guardian _______________________________________ Date ____________
*The GSUSA Online Safety Pledge is based upon the Online Safety Pledge developed by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (www.missingkids.com).