On-line Safety for Children
When you are using the internet at school or at home it is very important that you stay safe.
- You would have been taught at school how to stay safe when using the internet on the computer, an Ipad or a mobile phone. It is also a good idea to talk to your Dad or Mum and they will be able to help you!
- If you are worried about anything you see on the internet talk to an adult who you trust. You can also report it to the police by clicking on this button:
Remember if you see something on the internet that concerns you:
- FLAG IT
- BLOCK IT
- REPORT IT
When using any computer, tablet or phone device remember SMART:
S- SAFE – Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information when you’re chatting or posting online. Personal information includes your email address, phone number and password.
M- MEET – Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents’ or carers’ permission and even then only when they can be present. Remember online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time.
A- ACCEPTING – Accepting emails, IM messages, or opening files, pictures or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems – they may contain viruses or nasty messages!
R- RELIABLE – Someone online might lie about who they are and information on the internet may not be true. Always check information with other websites, books or someone who knows. If you like chatting online it’s best to only chat to your real world friends and family
T- TELL – Tell your parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online.
Useful links for Parents
Parents have a look at some more information to help you keep safe.
Safer Internet Day
Stay Safe (BBC)
Internet Safety (Disney)
KidSMART (online safeyt resources)
SafeKids (online safety quiz)