BE SMART ONLINE!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
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.
E-Safety Useful Links for children
E-Safety Useful Links for adults
- Social Media Guidance - click here
- Report from the Children's Commissioner
- To help you set Parental Controls - click here
- For information on Cyber Bullying - click here and here
- To help you Stay Safe on-line - click here
- Stay Safe on Social Networks - click here and the Facebook Parents portal is here
- A link to the Internet Watch Foundation can be accessed here
- #DITTO is a free online safety magazine. The content looks at risks, issues, advice and guidance related to keeping children safe online, with a view to enjoying and learning about technology. You can find the latest edition here