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Internet Safety

Being online and using the internet is just like being in the real world – you can chat to people, play games and share pictures. But sometimes things happen which can make you upset. People may say nasty things to you which upset you, or you may see something that you don’t like.

If this happens, you must remember that it’s not your fault.

ALWAYS TELL A TRUSTED ADULT straight away of you are upset or worried about something that has happened online

Remember to SAVE ANY MESSAGES that have upset you so you can show them to who you tell – they will be able to help, and they will be able to give you good advice about what else you can do. Never worry about getting in trouble – you aren’t the one who has done anything wrong.

If you don’t want to talk to a trusted adult, you may want to chat to someone else about how you feel. ChildLine is a site where you can have a private 1-2-1 chat with a counsellor who will listen to you and not judge you. You can also call them for free on 0800 1111 and it won’t show up on your phone bill.

 

We’ve created this area for you to show you what we think is good, look at what’s not and show you ways you can get yourself out of bad situations.

If you know something we don’t, or you want to get involved in helping to make our website better take a minute to tell a member of our staff

Parents

Useful Websites

www.childnet-int.org – A non-profit making organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and children’s safe and positive use of the internet are addressed. Childnet International produce an online CD guide specifically for parents KnowITAll.

www.thinkuknow.co.uk – The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own edcational website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.

www.getsafeonline.org/  A beginners guide to using the Internet safety, including a quiz and some video tutorials about how to ‘stay safe’ on-line.

www.kidsmart.org.uk/ – Kidsmart is an award winning internet safety website for parents and those working with children.  It has been developed  by the children’s internet charity Childnet International and has excellent information on many of the technologies used by children, with guidance on how to ‘stay safe’ online.

www.bullying.co.uk – One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on bullying.

www.chatdanger.com/ – This website is about the potential dangers with interactive services online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles.  It provides information, advice, true stories and games. The resource page also contains a number of links to other useful websites.

 

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