Internet safety 4 kids

How to stay safe on the internet

what is this about ?

All the information here is about how to stay safe on the internet if you 5- 14+ or your a tearcher, parent or carer you will find different ways to feel and know how to stay safe.

Be safe.

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.

Keep your privacy settings as high as possible) Never give out your password

Don’t befriend people you don’t know

Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online. Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do

Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are

Think carefully about what you say before you post something online

Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn't mean you need to be rude

If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediately

Ask your friend if they know someone who is saying they know someone who says they do.


Staying secure online

Just as you wouldn't leave your front door or windows open, you shouldn't leave your computer or phone unlocked.

Your computer, tablet and phone hold loads of information about you. Your name, address, birthday, a list of your friends, hobbies, text messages, private photos and videos. What else might be on there?

All of this is personal information which you need to keep secure. It’s valuable to you and to criminals. Make sure you keep it locked up!

Keeping children safe online and protecting them from sexual abuse and exploitation

CEOP's Thinkuknow programme provides a range of free educational resources - films, lesson plans, presentations, practitioner guidance, games and posters - to professionals working with children and young people. Through the use of our educational materials you can help to empower and protect young people from the harm of sexual abuse and exploitation, both online and off.

Jigsaw: for 8 -10 year olds

worried about a friend ?

If you’re worried about a friend, talking to them about it can be a real help.

It can be really tricky to know how to start a conversation.

Remember that people often want to talk about a problem but wait until they’re asked.

how they help you.

They will help you make it a safe place for only you and your friends, and make sure that you don’t tell everyone where you live, what school you go to or share too many pictures.

If you are worried or unhappy about anything you see on one of these sites, you can tell a grown up that you like and trust, and they can help you.