Staying Safe Online
For advice on staying safe online, go to https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/stay-safe/ or https://esafetytraining.org/resources/parents-carers-area/
1) Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.
2) Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself. Once you’ve put a picture of yourself online, most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.
3) Keep your privacy settings as high as possible
4) Never give out your passwords
5) Don’t befriend people you don’t know
6) Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online. Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do
7) Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are
8) Think carefully about what you say before you post something online
9) Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude
10) If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediately.
Skills kids should learn
Google is helping spread an important message to make sure our kids
- Think before they share
- Check if things are real
- Protect their stuff (personal data, photos, thoughts and feelings, etc.)
- Respect others online
- Ask someone when they don't know or feel uneasy
Practise these skills by playing the internet safety online game 'Interland'