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.
Further information and support is also available at:
It is normal for us to fall out with our friends from time-to-time. It can be tempting when we are angry to send a text mesage, email or use social media to carry an argument on.
You have a responsibility as a user of technology to always consider your conduct and the effect it may have on others.
We have some simple rules to help you to make good choices:
- Put your phone down if you feel angry. You need time to cool off.
- Don't type anything you wouldn't be prepared to say to someone's face.
- Don't follow the crowd. Make your own choices.
- REPORT any content that makes you uncomfortable.
Helpful links to look at with your family
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.