Not everybody is who they say they are online.
Personal information – your name, date of birth, address, school, friends, bank details, hobbies – is personal to you. Nobody else needs to know this information.
If somebody asks you to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable, or if you are not sure, tell your parents or a teacher straight away.
Never post pictures of other people online without asking them first.
Don’t be nasty or hurtful to others online, you wouldn’t like it. Remember, be respectful!
Useful websites for children
- CBBC Stay Safe
- Kids Smart
- Mr McGruff
- Newsround Internet Quiz
- Safety Land
- Think You Know
Whatever social networks your children are using, learn how to make a report, report someone, or how to block someone if they are being nasty or hurtful.
Online life is an integral part of a child or young person’s real life. Talk to them about their online life in the same way you talk to them about their real life. Let them know that you trust them, and that they can come and talk to you about anything they have seen or heard. Resilience is important; understand that people can say something that appears nasty, but it isn’t meant that way.
For more information about 'Keeping your child safe online' please see parent information on our website.