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E-safety Advice for Children

E-safety is about how we protect ourselves and other people when we use the internet. It involves protecting information and images about ourselves, while being polite.

We discuss e-safety frequently at school, and learn how to apply its principles to the internet resources that we are using at least once per half term. 

Make sure you stay safe while online by remembering these simple rules.

Flag it
Flag up with someone you trust if anything upsets you or if someone asks to meet you offline.

If you are worried or unhappy about anything you see online, tell a parent or an adult you trust and they can help you. If you want to talk to someone else, you can call ChildLine on 0800 1111.

If a friend you have made online asks to meet you in the offline world, talk to a parent or an adult you trust about it. You should never meet up with someone you have met online without an adult going with you because it is dangerous.

If someone you know is being nasty to someone online, talk to a parent or an adult you trust about it.

Block it
Block people who send nasty messages and don’t open unknown links and attachments.

 If someone is mean or sends nasty messages online, block them.

Always delete emails from people you don’t know, and don’t open attachments from people you don’t know. They might be nasty or contain a virus that can stop your computer working.

Zip it
Keep your personal stuff private and think about what you say and do online.

Remember that people online may not be who they say they are. Online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time.

 Don’t share personal information online. This includes:

  • your full name
  • photos
  • addresses
  • school information
  • telephone numbers
  • places you like to spend time.

Make sure you have set your privacy settings to restrict access to personal information.

When you use chat rooms or instant messenger, use a nickname instead of your real name.

To stop people accessing your online accounts, always keep your passwords secret and change them regularly.

Further information
If you want to find out more about staying safe online please try the links below:

Google resource on e-safety

NSPCC O2 e-safety advice

Report concerns Online: CEOP