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On 5th February the Digital Leaders presented our e-safety assembly and this is what they have learnt from the week:
“Consent means you ask for permission first”
“You must check the rating of the game / app before you use it”
“Don’t accept cookies”
“Always read the terms and conditions”
Advice for children and young people on how to deal with online (cyber) bullying
- Always respect others on and offline – think about what you say online and what images you send/post, and be aware that online messages can easily be misunderstood.
- Remember that anything you publish online can be made public very quickly and you will never be sure who may have seen it. Once something is posted you can lose control of who sees it and where it may end up.
- Treat your password like a toothbrush – never share it with anyone and only give your personal information, like mobile phone number or email address, to trusted friends. Be careful to log out of sites and apps if you share your device with others.
- Learn how to block or report online bullies or anyone behaving badly and don’t retaliate or reply to nasty messages. This is usually what the bullies are trying to get you to do. Remember that if you reply with a nasty or unkind comment then it could get you into trouble too.
- Always make sure that you save evidence of online (cyber) bullying by saving or printing out text messages, online conversation, pictures etc. Try and include as much information as possible, such as web addresses (URLs), contact numbers, user names, times, dates, locations.
- Always make sure you tell someone if you are being bullied online:
- An adult you trust or contact Childline
- The service provider e.g. website, app, mobile phone provider etc where the bullying is taking place
- If a crime has been committed or someone is at risk of harm then contact the police
- If you see online (cyber) bullying going on, then support the victim and REPORT it to the website or your school, don’t be a bystander and say nothing otherwise you become part of the problem.
|Online Safety Resources|
|Advice for Parents|
|YouTube Advice for Parents|
|Platform Guides for Parents|
|Online Safety: useful information for children, parents and staff|
|Childline online and mobile safety|
|Family Online Safety Agreement|
|Childline - Online and Mobile Safety|
|Safer Internet Day - Fun Things To Do|
|Safer Internet Day - Quick Activities|
|Smartie the Penguin - an online safety story for 3 to 7 year olds. Join in with Mummy Penguin's song and follow the adventures of Smartie the Penguin as he learns how to be safe on the internet.|
|The Adventures of Kara, Winston and the SMART crew - these cartoons illustrate 5 e-safety SMART rules and include a real-life SMART crew of young people, who guide the cartoon characters in their quest and help them make safe online decisions.|
|Vodafone Digital Parenting Magazine Archive|