Google - Be an Internet Legend
Don't forget the key messages BE SHARP, ALERT, SECURE, KIND, BRAVE!
Always be SMART:
Latest from Child Line:
Keeping your device safe
Use anti-virus software
You can get anti-virus software for mobiles as well as tablets, laptops and PCs. Make sure that you keep it updated.
Check a website is secure
Before entering private information such as passwords or payment details, look for the padlock symbol after the web address or 'https' in front of the web address in your browser.
Think before you click
If you receive an email from a stranger, think before clicking on a link or an attachment - it could contain a virus.
Cover your webcam
If you're not using your webcam:
- unplug it
- cover the lens
- point it at a blank wall.
Check your privacy settings
You can use privacy settings to control who sees your information. Instructions on how to do this depend on what websites and social networking sites you're using. For more information take a look at our bullying on social networks page.
BLOCK, REPORT and TELL A TRUSTED ADULT
If you are feeling uncomfortable about anything you experience online, you can talk to a trusted adult, whether that be in school or at home. Childline are always there to provide support and have a wonderful page at https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/
If you need to report abuse to CEOP, click on the button below:
SAFER INTERNET DAY
This years' theme was Together for a better internet.
How does the internet affect your day to day life and your friendships online?
In class we discussed how we use the Internet to communicate, in particular how our actions can make others feel.
We looked in detail about written communication and how what we write can be viewed, by the person receiving it, in different ways. We talked about not being able to read peoples facial expressions or body language and we can't hear their tone of voice to know if they are joking, when we read a message. To help our friends, we need to STOP and THINK before we type anything and ask ourselves:
- Why am I sending this message and who am I sending it to?
- Would I find this upsetting?
- Could this be unkind?
- Would talking to the person be a better idea?
We decided to make a pledge, thinking about how we can make the Internet better.
The UK Safer Internet centre designed a quiz outlining different scenarios and how best to respond to them. Give the Quiz a go and let your class teacher know how you got on! Take the Friendship Quiz here
Fun e-Safety Sites
Find out about safe surfing with Doug and his friends.
Kidsmart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online. There’s a section for kids under 11 years old and a separate section for those over 11 years old. 4 great games will test your online safety knowledge.
McGruff is a Crime Dog - world famous for his advice on how to stop crime before it happens, and for his great sense of humour! Some of his work involves teaching children how to stay safe online. Check out the different areas of the site – there’s so much to learn!
Test your knowledge of Internet safety with this quiz from CBBC Newsround. There’s also further information if you’re not sure on anything.
The Online Safety Quiz is your chance to show that you know how to be a safe Internet surfer. Answer each question and, when you get it right, you'll go to the next question.