Our Top Tips
- Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself.
- Never give out your passwords.
- Don’t befriend people you don’t know and beware of strangers bearing gifts that seem too good to be true.
- Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online. Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do.
- Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are.
- Think carefully about what you say before you post something online, once written and posted online you can't delete it
- Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude. If you wouldn't do it face to face - don't do it online.
- If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer and tell a trusted adult immediately.
- You can also call ‘Childline’ on 08001111 to talk to someone who can help.
As part of our school, online safety program pupils in Key Stage 2 we were visited by Internet Legends.
The Google Be Internet Legends assembly teaches Key Stage 2 pupils the skills they need to be safe and confident explorers of the online world.
The assembly focuses on the five core pillars of the Be Internet Legends educational programme, incorporating characters from an imaginary world called Interland. The pillars are:
- Be Internet Sharp: Centred around the importance of thinking before sharing, evaluating whether a piece of information is private or not, and bearing in mind who will be able to see what is shared.
- Be Internet Alert: Teaching pupils how to spot phishing scams and how to report them, be able to tell what is real and what is fake, and to think critically about information found online.
- Be Internet Secure: Focused on keeping personal information safe by creating unique passwords, combining characters, numbers and symbols.
- Be Internet Kind: Encourages pupils to spread positivity online, speak up against and report bullying, and teaches them how to identify inappropriate behaviour.
- Be Internet Brave: About standing up when witnessing something inappropriate online, and to speak to a trusted adult about any concerns.