Being A Safe Online Citizen
Being a Safe Online Citizen means using the internet and online technology in a respectful and safe manner. We follow and apply the SMART rules when online in order to talk to online friends respectfully, search safely online, keep personal information private and be responsible for our online behaviour.
Always be careful when you are using the internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and help your education and learning. However, it can also cause ham to you and others. Remember help is always available at school if you are having problems online. You can speak to any trusted adulted if you are worried.
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.
- Do not meet up with people you only know online.
- Only speak to and treat others like you would like to be treated. Connect with others in a respectful manner by talking to them in the same way you would speak to them in person.
- Never share your personal information online such as your full name, age, where you live or the school you go to.
- Do not tell anyone your username and password information. These should be kept private so you are the only person who can access your account.
- Tell an adult if you see something upsetting, worrying or inappropriate online.
- Block and report other users when they are unkind online. Tell an adult if this happens.
- If a friend shares any concerns that they are having about being online, tell them it will be okay and talk to an adult about what has been happening together.
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