Safeguarding – Online Safety
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!
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.
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?