Information for children

Staying Safe Online

  • Keep your privacy settings as high as possible – ask an adult if you are unsure!
  • 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.
  • Never give anyone your passwords.
  • Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.
  • Don’t befriend people you don’t know.
  • Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online. Speak to your parent or carer if anyone asks you to meet them.
  • Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are – think carefully about what you say before you post something online.
  • Think carefully about what you say before you post something online.
  • Don’t be rude – respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree.
  • If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, tell a trusted adult immediately: leave the website!

Kidsmart

Childnet

Information for parents

The internet is amazing! Children can play, learn, create and connect – opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But how do you keep track of what they’re doing and make sure they’re staying safe?

Here are 4 key tips

    • talk to your child about staying safe online
    • manage the software and tools your family use
    • explore the online world together
    • agree on rules about what’s ok and what’s not

Some useful websites for parents about online safety.

NSPCC

Vodafone 

Vodafone Digital Parenting 

Safer Internet

Bullying UK 

How to guides (Think U know)

Your guide to the social networks your kids use – Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today’s digital world

NSPCC Net Aware

Do you know

¨ What apps your children are using?

¨ What your children are doing online?

¨ If they having any social media problems?

¨ How can you keep safe online?

Online Safety Policy 2016-17