HOW SAFE ARE YOU ONLINE?
We all use the internet every day to help us learn, keep in touch with friends and have fun but have you remembered how to keep safe?
It is important you remember all the things you have been taught about staying safe online and go on sites that are safe and age appropriate.
You can have fun but be safe and Be Smart!
|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.|
|Meeting||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||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!|
|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|
|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.|
Did you know that Facebook and Twitter, say that no child under the age of 13 should have an account and other social networking sites have similar age guidelines. Remember what has been talked about in class and how children have been upset by messages on social media.
Have a look at these sites to help yourself be safe: