Last week we celebrated Safer Internet Day. The global theme was ‘together for a better internet’. To ensure we live in a safer world, everyone has their part to play in making the internet a better place.
Below are some of the main themes we discussed during the day.
Choose to make good choices online
Every time we go online there are lots of choices we have to make. For example, which game should I play? Should I reply to that message? Should I click that button? Remember to make choices that are kind, respectful and safe and always check with an adult if you’re unsure about something online.
Choose to ask if it’s okay
If you are about to do something online that will affect other people, make sure to ask, ‘is it okay’? If someone says no, we need to respect their choice and choose to do something different that won’t worry or upset them
Choose to keep personal information safe online
Always keep personal information safe online and check with an adult before you share. Personal information includes your full name, where you live and where you go to school and it can belong to you or someone you know. If someone is asking for your personal information online, then tell an adult and never agree to meet up with someone you only know online.
Have a look at the tips and links below with some suggestions on how to get you started and help you to stay safe and positive online.
You can talk to ChildLine online or by phone whenever you need to. Whatever your worry, its better out than in.
If you or a friend are worried about something that’s happened to you online or you’re uncomfortable with something that another person on the internet is asking you to do, then don’t keep it to yourself – you can report it here.
For anyone aged 3-11 years old.
Learn about your Internet safety on adventures with Smartie the Penguin, or Captain Kara and the SMART Crew.
For anyone aged 5-10 years old.
Learn with Clicky through games and videos about how to make yourself safe online.
For anyone aged 8-12 years old.
Find out how to best protect yourself online through videos, games and the real life experiences from people your age.