Safer Internet Day helps promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries. The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to think about the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community.

You may have taken part in safer internet activities at school or college. Here are some Top tips which may help you to think more about staying safe online:

  1. Protect your online reputation: use the services provided to manage your digital footprints and ‘think before you post.’ Content posted online can last forever and could be shared publicly by anyone.
  2. Know where to find help: understand how to report to service providers and use blocking and deleting tools. If something happens that upsets you online, it’s never too late to tell someone.
  3. Don’t give in to pressure: if you lose your inhibitions you’ve lost control; once you’ve pressed send you can’t take it back.
  4. Respect the law: use reliable services and know how to legally access the music, film and TV you want.
  5. Acknowledge your sources: use trustworthy content and remember to give credit when using others’ work/ideas.

For some useful films, quizzes and other information, please go to:

http://www.childnet.com/young-people/secondary

MOST IMPORTANTLY – Please talk to adults you trust if you are at all worried about anything to do with the internet.

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