Top tips for staying safe online
• You should never give out personal details to online friends you do not know offline.
• Your information about is personal and private to you. This includes your email address, mobile number, school name, sports club, arrangements for meeting up with friends and any pictures or videos of you, their family or friends. Small pieces of information can easily be pieced together to form a comprehensive insight in to your life and daily activities.
• You need to think carefully about the information and pictures you post on their profiles. Once you publish online anyone can change or share these images of them.
• It can be easy to forget that the internet is not a private space. Do not to post any pictures, videos or information on your profiles, or in chat rooms, that you would not want a parent or carer to see.
• If you receive spam or junk email and texts never believe the contents, reply to them or use them.
• It's not a good idea to open files that are from people you do not know—it could be a virus, or worse.
• Remember: some people lie online and therefore it's better to keep online mates online. Never meet up with any strangers met online without an adult they trust.
• Always tell an adult if something makes you feel uncomfortable online.
More information about staying safe online is available at
Childnet International - Supporting Young People Online
CLICK CLEVER, CLICK SAFE! A government campaign to advise parents on how to keep there children safe. Find out more at; http://clickcleverclicksafe.direct.gov.uk/index.html
UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS); http://www.education.gov.uk/ukccis/
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP); http://ceop.police.uk/
UK Safer Internet Centre; http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/
Childnet International; http://www.childnet.com/
SWGfL (South West Grid for Learning); http://www.swgfl.org.uk/
The parents section of the ThinkUKnow website provides information to support parents and carers to understand and respond to the risks their children may face as they grow. It covers a broad range of online safety issues from nude selfies to what to do if you think your child is being groomed online. ThinkUKnow; http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents
Digital Citizens; http://www.digizen.org
Get Net Wise; http://www.getnetwise.com