It is important for children to be safe when online, both from others and the reprocussions of their own actions and choices. As much as it is important that a child knows how to keep themselves safe and secure when accessing the internet, it is important that they know how to treat others respectfully and with consideration too.
In today's modern social climate, a child's actions online can, have and will have negative consequences when growing into young adults, depending on the nature and severity of their digital public footprint they have tread. More and more are employers doing social background and history checks to accompany CVs and interviews when considering applicants to important or high-end positions.
Below you will find various information and resources to help you support your child in their online interactions, helping to develop a confident, secure and stable mentality in your children, helping them grow into robust, respectable and positive members of the world wide web.
Click the link above or type it directly into your browser.
This will take you to a page where you can choose from a variety of interactive games designed to teach children about internet safety.
Try to complete one of them and tell me in school how you did.
We also have these 10 exciting games to help you learn how to be SMART cyber champions when you are online.
Always be careful when you are using the internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and help your education – but it can also cause harm – to you and to others.
Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online.
Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher or another adult at school.
If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:
Tips for staying safe online:
· Make sure you keep new online friends strictly online. If someone you don't know asks to be your online friend you must ensure an adult knows about it.
· Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report it to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards you.