Online Safety Social Story
This resource provides a visual guide for individuals with autism about how to be safe online.
The internet can be great for finding information, playing games, or even meeting people.
But there are rules you should follow to stay safe.
Don’t give personal information like your address, phone number or bank information.
You should avoid talking to strangers.
People are not always who they say they are and sometimes don’t do what they promise.
Avoid unknown or unsecure websites or chatrooms as these can be unsafe.
To help protect your privacy and safety keep computers and accounts password protected.
Only share passwords and account information with parents or trusted adults.
Sometimes people may need to access your personal information and accounts to help you.
These people can be parents, teachers, or doctors. They should ask permission first.
Always save the files on your computer in case there is a problem and things break.
If you feel uncomfortable when interacting with others online, leave the situation and ask someone you trust for help.
This information was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org. ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.