Rules for the internet:
1. Do not trust anything anyone says verbally or in text unless you have known them for at least a year and have met them in real life.
2. Do not reveal your real name until you meet them in a public place and establish rapport.
3. Do not give out any number sequences that betrays where you live.
4. Do not give our your phone number or any number or email where you can be reached unless these are disposable.
5. Do NOT give out financial information and numbers over the internet. You want to get your Identity stolen? This is how.
6. Always confirm requests for action or information with a phone number you have found separately from their suggestion. Companies will never ask for personal information over the email or phone if you did not contact them first. Don't be that poor fish on the other side of the fishing pole. No matter the "consequence" or "reward" they will pressure you to action in the moment.
7. I you have to talk on a voice app like Mumble, Teamspeak or Ventrillo, use a VPN like Softether. Link: https://www.softether.org/
8. Do not post pictures or video of children or other people without their permission.
9. Do NOT post pictures of young children on YouTube, Tumbler, Pintrest, Facebook or anywhere else you do not want a pedophile to see. They have ways to finding these pictures.
10. Do not have ANYONE take naked pictures of yourself. They WILL eventually be used against you.
11. Do not illegally download any executable files from unfamiliar site. These are virus delivery systems designed to play on your need or want of free programs that cost a lot of money.
12. Do not argue with people on the internet. You will never win.
13. Always cover your cam and mute your mic when they are not in use.
14. Do not tell others any weakness or medical conditions you have have. Internet people will use that information against you.
15. Do NOT give out information that could identify anyone you know to the internet.
16. Keep important information you use seldom on an external hard drive or a thumb drive and then disconnect it from the internet and only access if offline.
I am sure there are more rules out there but these are good ones to follow. I will probably update this list as time goes on.