Staying Safe Online
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.
Taken from http://www.safetynetkids.org.uk/
On many websites you will see the CEOP button (like the one below), it aims to protect children from the harm of abuse and exploitation both online and offline.
On many games and apps you can block people who are being unkind or you do not want to play with. Sometimes this can be done by clicking on their name or gaming tag or sometimes through settings. If you are ensure, then please ask a trusted adult.
The 'Think you know' website has lots of information about how to stay safe online. Click here 'Think you know'
Remember, if you are worried about anything online you can talk to a grown up at home or any of the adults in school.