Online safety

Online safety

Online safety

There are a number of good websites with activites, quizzes and games etc relating to “safe surfing” for children. You could check these out:

Think U Know Welcome to Hector’s Word (KS1):
http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/hectorsworld/

Think U Know Cyber Cafe (KS2):
http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/cybercafe/

KidSMART:
http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/

SafeKids online safety quiz:
http://www.safekids.com/quiz/index.html

cbbc Stay Safe:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/topics/stay-safe

 

An excellent guidebook on how to stay safe on the internet: The little BIG book of badness

 

The following rules are taken from the website of SafeKids:

  • I will not give out personal information such as my address, telephone number, parents’ work address/telephone number without my parents’ permission.
  • I will tell my parents right away if I come across something that makes me feel uncomfortable.
  • I will never agree to get together with someone I “meet” online without first checking with my parents. If my parents agree to the meeting, I will be sure that it is in a public place and bring a parent along.
  • I will talk with my parents about posting pictures of myself or others online and not post any pictures that my parents consider to be inappropriate.
  • I will not respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make me feel uncomfortable. It is not my fault if I get a message like that. If I do I will tell my parents right away.
  • I will talk with my parents so that we can set up rules for going online and using a mobile phone. We will decide upon the time of day that I can be online, the length of time I can be online and appropriate areas for me to visit. I will not access other areas or break these rules without their permission.
  • I will not give out my passwords to anyone (even my best friends) other than my parents.
  • I will check with my parents before downloading or installing software or doing anything that could possibly hurt our computer or mobile device or jeopardize my family’s privacy.
  • I will be a good online citizen and not do anything that hurts other people or is against the law.
  • I will help my parents understand how to have fun and learn things online and teach them things about the Internet, computers and other technology.