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E-Safety for Children

There are lots of fun and interesting things that you can do on the Internet, and it can be a great way to stay in touch with friends. However, it is important to understand how to stay safe online.

Sometimes people will try to trick you into clicking dangerous links or sharing thing about yourself. Or something you've shared might be used to bully or frighten you. There are lots of things you can do to keep yourself safe online:


Think before you post

  • Don't upload or share anything you wouldn't want your parents, carers or teachers seeing. Once you post something, you lose control of it, especially if someone else screenshots or shares it.

Don't share personal details

  • Keep things like your address, phone number, full name, school, date of birth private, and check what people can see in your privacy settings. Reber that people can use small clues like a school logo in a photo to find out a lot about you.

Watch out for phishing and scams

  • Phishing is when someone tries to trick you into giving them information, like your password. Someone might also trick you by saying that they can make you famous or that they're from a tablet agency. Never click links from emails or messages that ask you to log in or share your details, even if you think they might be genuine. If you're asked to log into a website, go to the app or site directly instead.

Think about who you're talking to

  • There are lots of ways that people try to trick you into trusting them online. Even if you like and trust someone you have met online, never share personal information with them like your address, full name or where yo mugo to school.

Keep your device secure

Never give out your password

  • You should never give out your password or log-in information. Make sure you pick strong, easy to remember passwords.

Cover your webcam

  • Some viruses will let someone access your webcam without you knowing, so make sure you cover your webcam whenever you are not using it.