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Internet safety


What is it?

There are lots of exciting things we can do and find out on our computers but just as we are careful in the real world we need to make sure we look after ourselves when using our computers.


Risks

  • You must think about how much personal information you share with others. Remember we are careful who we share personal information when we meet them face to face so think carefully about what information you are giving to others via the internet. People you communicate with on the internet may not be who they say they are.
  • Everyone likes taking a selfie! However, you must be really careful about taking inappropriate images and sharing them with others.
  • Many use the internet as their main form of communication. Facebook and WhatsApp are popular ways to talk with others. But remember, if anyone asks you to do something that makes you feel nervous or uncomfortable, then don’t do it and report it.
  • Remember that the internet reflects society and there are people who take great pleasure in trying to inflame others. Trolling is something that you should not react to and don’t do it yourself.

Where can you go for help?

Think U Know – This site gives lots of information about your digital life and has practical tips about staying safe.

Think U Know

CEOP – If you(or a friend) feel you are in immediate danger from something that has happened online, then you can make a report on this site and a member of the CEOP team will deal with your issue.

CEOP

Childline – This is a national charity which deals with problems around bullying which includes online bullying. They have a very useful website or you can call them on 0800 1111

Childline

School – If you have a problem in school, speak to your tutor or pastoral leader, as they will have had some training on this area and will be able to help you with your problem.


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