Lots of people say that you should keep safe online, but what does being safe online actually mean? What can you do to keep yourself safe online?
Below are some top tips for online safety, read them through and see how many you follow when working in the online world! There are also some links to more tips if you have a particular problem that is bothering you.
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So, why do you need to keep yourself safe online? Unfortunately, there are many people in the real world who aren’t very nice. These same people also exist on the Internet and they can do things that can upset, hurt or worry you. There are also people who create things, such as computer viruses, which can cause a lot of harm to your computer, mobile or tablet. Other people on the Internet may want to get your personal details so that they can try to sell you things or steal your money (particularly if you are an adult). This all makes the Internet seem like a scary place, but it shouldn’t be! The Internet is a fantastic place to learn, play games and talk to people you know in real life, as well as research things that interest you. It is just important to know how to keep yourself safe from the people out there who aren’t as nice.
Like a football team has eleven players in its starting line up, here are our eleven top tips for online safety – remember, accept no substitutes for being safe online!
Remember, although there are some people who aren’t very nice online, most people who use the Internet are just like you and want to have fun on it. Stick to the eleven golden tips for e-safety and you should find that you can deal with almost any situation you find yourself in online. However, if you are ever unsure, remember to talk to a trusted adult!
Below are some tips for if you find yourself in a specific situation and you don’t know how to deal with it.
Mobile phones and tablets can be fantastic ways of engaging with the online world. However, you can have online issues on them just the same as any other way you access the Internet. Below we have a couple of top tips.
As you get older, you may wish to join a social network. Before doing so, it is always best to talk it through with a parent or carer. They can be really fun places that you can share information with your friends on. However, as with anywhere else on the Internet, there may be a few people on them who aren’t so nice and may upset you. Therefore, it is important to read and follow the tips below when using a social network.
Email is a fantastic way to send instant messages to people all around the world. It can also be used to send documents and pictures to people that might otherwise have to be sent in the post. However, make sure you follow the tips below to keep your email account safe.
Blogging and commenting on other people’s online interactions has become a really popular thing to do. It is a way that you can get people’s opinions on your work or ideas. However, some people online can say some hurtful things when they comment on blogs so it is important to be prepared for this, if you decide to comment yourself.
We hope that this online guide has given you lots of ideas about how to keep yourself safe online. Remember you can refer to it whenever you need some e-safety advice or you are unsure about something that has happened online.
A fantastic website filled with advice on how to keep yourself safe in all sorts of different situations you may find yourself in online.
An amazing website filled with E-safety tips that are specific to your age group.
E-safety advice and games from the BBC.
A good E-safety game from the BBC for children in Upper Key Stage 2.