Online Safety

This video is a few years old, but it’s still essential viewing if you want to know why taking care of your online safety is important

Here are some tips and helpful links to help you stay safe online:

  • Never give out your personal information online
  • Do not make online connections on social networking sites such as Facebook and Snapchat if you are unsure who the person is
  • Online friends are best kept online, meeting strangers can be very dangerous
  • People may not be who they say they are
  • Be wary of opening files from people you don’t know, they could contain a virus or unsuitable content
  • Be careful about what you write for everyone to see – a quick question to ask yourself before posting online is “would I print this on a t-shirt and walk down the street wearing it?”
  • Most social networking websites have privacy settings that you can change to make sure only your friends can see your profile

Useful Links

Thinkuknow has a great section on online safety for 14+.

CBBC has 8 tips to stay safe online  as well as a big section on staying safe online.

The Mix (formerly theSite.org) has a couple of good articles including Help! I’m a victim of revenge porn, Online dating safely and Cyberbullying.

This PDF from The National Deaf Children’s Society and Childnet covers everything succinctly.

Some Organisations

The Hwb on e-Safety has lots of useful organisations, so check that out first – otherwise head to…

UK Safer Internet Centre 

Childnet.com 

CEOP Safety Centre for reporting incidents

Revenge Porn Helpline 

NSPCC’s Share Aware campaign

 

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For more organisations, services or info about online safety, check out our database or contact Meic, the advocacy, advice and information helpline for children and young people in Wales –  Freephone: 080880 23456 / Text: 84001, Instant Message.

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