Online & Safety Advice

Staying Safe Online

The internet is an amazing place. You can play, learn, create and connect with people – opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. We want you to enjoy and have fun using the internet but above all we want you to be safe.

Below are some ideas on how to stay safe:

  • Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.
  • 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.
  • Keep your privacy settings as high as possible
  • Never give out your passwords
  • Don’t befriend people you don’t know
  • Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online. Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do
  • Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are
  • Think carefully about what you say before you post something online
  • Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude
  • 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.

Useful Links

CBBC – http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/stay-safe

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/