Internet safety guidelines
- The internet is just like the real world – nice people use the internet, but some nasty people do too.
- Always ask your mum, dad or whoever is looking after you if you can talk to, email or play games with people on the internet. They can help you to do it safely.
- Always delete emails from people you don’t know. They might be nasty or have a virus which can stop your computer working.
- Don’t send any pictures to strangers. They may not be who they say they are, and you don’t want a stranger to have a picture of you or your family and friends.
- Never tell anyone who you don’t know in the real world your address, your phone number or which school you go to.
- One of the most important things to remember is to treat people how you would like to be treated. Be kind and nice when you write anything on the computer so you don’t upset anyone.
- Ask your mum, dad or teacher to help you if you are just starting to chat to new people on the computer. They can make sure you fill out any forms properly and safely.
- Some people on the internet may not be who they say they are. It’s not a good idea to meet anyone that you only know from talking to on the computer.
- When you use chat rooms, instant messengers or play games you should use a nickname instead of your real name.
- If you are worried or unhappy about anything you see on one of these sites, you can tell a grown up that you like and trust, and they can help you.
Here are a few links to websites that your parents might be
interested in looking at for more information:
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If you use it properly, the internet can be a fun thing to use!