Our Digital World

How to stay safe online By George Grigg

The Internet

The internet is an amzing thing, you can practically find out anything you want to, but not everything about it is good. People can use the internet to abuse people, cyberbully, harass people and can also be used for sexting. The main things not to do and to do is, don't be horrible to people and cyberbully them, don't send inappropriate and indecent pictures to anyone, because once you put a picture on the internet, you lose control of it.

Age Responiblility

From the age of ten, you are expected to be responsible for your actions. This means that anything done on the internet, e.g. sexting or cyberbullying by someone from ten and above can be punished.






Sexual Acts

Until someone is 16, it is illegal to ask them to preform a sexual act even if the person is not 16 themselves.

The legal consent of sex and having a baby

Unless you are 16, you are not allowed to have sex or have a baby, if you do, you are beaking the law. If you do have a baby under the age of 16, you can still keep it but you have still broken the law and it will be very difficult bringing up the baby as you are still at school.

Social Networking

If you receive a friend request from a stranger, do not add that person. They could pretend to be someone they aren't and could be potentially dangerous. As time goes on, you could start to like them and talk to them, but they could trick you, they could make you do things that you would normally see as wrong but not when your 'under their spell'. Don't add people you don't know, stay safe.

Social Networking

If you receive a friend request from a stranger, do not add them. They could pretend to be someone they aren't and could be potentially dangerous. As time goes on, you could get to know them and like them, they could make you do inappropriate things that you would normally see as the wrong thing to do but not when you're 'under their spell'.