Staying Safe Online – Top Tips
- Always ask a grown up before you use the internet. They can help you find the best thing to do.
- Don’t tell strangers where you live, your phone number or where you go to school. Only your friends and family need to know that.
- Don’t send pictures to people you don’t know. You don’t want strangers looking at photos of you, your friends or your family.
- Tell a grown up if you feel scared or unhappy about anything.
- Ask a grown up to help you put the Hector’s World Safety Button on your computer. This will mean you can press it if anything makes you scared or unhappy.
- You can also call ‘Childline’ on: 08001111 to talk to someone who can help.
Who can I talk to?
If you feel upset about anything you have seen on the computer or if someone has said something which makes you feel bad or funny inside – you need to tell your mum, dad or whoever looks after you at home.
If you want to talk to someone else you can call ‘Childline’, which is a place where people who are nice can help you. They won’t tell anyone that you have called and it’s free. You can phone them on: 0800 1111.
You can also talk to your teachers if anything is upsetting you and they will help you.
The most important thing is to remember is to tell a grown up you like and trust if you are unhappy or scared about anything.
Children at our school use the internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school, we have regular Online Safety activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.
Below are a few links to some very useful information for parents, carers and children.
Think U Know – containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
CEOP – if you are worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you or your child online then you can make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors.
Childnet International – website to “help make the Internet a great and safe place for children”. This section is specifically for parents.
BBC Own it – Test your Internet safety knowledge with Hacker and help the Horrible Histories gang stay safe online.
Safer Internet Day – Learn more about the globally celebrated Safer Internet Day included specific information for parents.
Net Smartz Kids– Click on the image opposite to visit the Net Smartz Kids website for lots of e-safety activities.
IWF – You can anonymously and confidentially report child sexual abuse content and non-photographic child sexual abuse images