We have provided a range of documents for parents at the bottom of this page, to support families to practice online safety.
Here are some important tips for students to consider when using internet devices or mobile phones.
- Don’t put up with abusive texts, photos, or videos. Show them to your parent/carer.
- Think about the language you use in texts. If you wouldn’t like it said about you, don’t say it about anyone else.
- Don’t lend your mobile to anyone unless it’s an emergency.
- Don’t reveal your full name, address, or phone number to people you meet on the internet unless you check it out with your parent/carer first.
- Don’t allow anyone online to persuade you into doing something against your wishes or something you know you shouldn’t do.
- Remember that any emails you send or photos you upload to the internet cannot be destroyed. They are there forever. Think before you post something you might later regret.
- Never arrange to meet up with someone you meet online without telling your parents/carer first.
- Talk to your parents or teacher about any users who you are unsure about. You can block or break off contact with anyone who makes you feel worried.
- Don’t use your real name in chatrooms or use a nickname that reveals personal details, such as the town or street you live in.
- You can report internet abuse at the click of a button on a really good website.