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 here  which will take you to the CEOP reporting website.

Online tutors-Keeping Children Safe

Helpful links to look at with your family.

Think You Know
Age 5 – 7

Think You Know
Age 8 – 10

Think You Know
Age 11 – 13

Childline – Telephone 0800 1111

You can also download the ‘For Me’ CHILDLINE App via your smartphone.

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.

Some Key Advice for Parents

  • Create a culture of sharing at home so it becomes just part of home life that parents are interested in what their children are doing on the computer/internet.
  • Keep the computer in a family room.
  • If children wouldn’t normally do it in the real world then it’s not acceptable in the virtual world either.
  • Put time restrictions on children’s computer/internet use.
  • Install the Safety Dolphin to home computers.
  • Set preferences to Google Strict Search for Google Images.
  • Any webcams should only be attached to a computer in a family room.
  • A friend online is not the same as a friend in real life.
  • Take an interest in your children’s online friends, just as you would do with their friends in real life.
  • Internet Safety is about behaviour and not ICT, just as Road Safety is about behaviour around roads and not about the traffic which drives on them.
  • Don’t go home and unplug the internet! Remember the internet is a brilliant resource but it does reflect the best and worst of human nature.
  • We cannot eliminate every risk to children but we can minimise the risks to an extent that children remain as safe as possible – again very similar to road safety.