Do you know how to have fun and be safe online?

We are showing our support this year for the safer internet day, 6th February by giving you tips on how to be safe online!

The computer is a fantastic place to play games on your own or with other people around the world. Lots of sites let you make friends with new people and we have taken some top tips from https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/   and https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/ on how to be safe online.  These websites also have some fun games for you to play 😊

 

Chatting:  Always ask your parents or whoever is looking after you if you can talk to people. They can help you do it safely!

Always use a nickname instead of your real name

Never tell anyone your address or the school you go to!

Some people on the internet are not who they say they are. Don’t meet anyone you only met online.

 

Games: Always ask your parents if you can play games on the internet

Use a nickname instead of your real name

Some people may lie so don’t tell them where you live or the school you go to.

 

Instant Messaging: If someone adds you and you don’t know them – block them.

It’s not a good idea to add lots of things about yourself on your personal profile

Try and use another picture that isn’t yourself.

 

Email: If you receive an email from someone you don’t know , don’t open it. Tell your parents about it.

Always delete emails from people you don’t know

It’s not wise to send pictures of yourself to those you don’t know unless you have met them in real life

Treat people how you would like to be treated.

 

Social Networking: Never put your full address online

Try to use a nickname instead of your real name

Put your real age online and don’t lie in case older adults try to contact you

Do not put your real telephone number online

Use your privacy settings!

 

Cyber Bullying: If anyone is nasty to you, tell your parents so they can help you and make the other person stop

If anyone is nasty to you, don’t respond or reply

Save all nasty messages and emails just in case you need to show an adult

 

If you feel you can’t talk to anyone, you could talk to your carer, Placement Manager/Social Worker, A teacher, AFA 01603 559255 or call Childline on 0800 1111

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