Always be careful when you are using the internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and help your education – but it can also cause harm – to you and to others.
Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online.
Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher or another adult at school.
Tips for staying safe online:
- Make sure you keep new online friends strictly online. If someone you don't know asks to be your online friend you must ensure an adult knows about it.
- Social media sites - Many of these site have a minimum age limit of 13, so pupils should NOT be using them. They do not offer the same levels of protection as other social media sites, allowing children to communicate with anyone.
- Keep your computer/tablet/laptop in a shared area - Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible set up your computer in a shared area at home, so that you can all share in the wonderful sites that are available online.
- Privacy settings - Ensure privacy settings are regularly checked and updated to avoid exposure to the wider public.
If you have any concerns or worries about safety and would like further advice, please speak to your class teacher or a trusted adult in school or at home.