E-safety guidlines for children

To stay safe online I should:

  • keep all my usernames and passwords safe and not share with my friends
  • only talk online to friends and family that I know in real life
  • never click on ‘Accept’ or ‘Yes’ to invitations to chat, share pictures or play games from anyone I don’t know in real life
  • never give anyone my personal information like my telephone number, home or email address, or the school I go to – not everyone is who they say they are online
  • keep my webcam covered when I’m not using it
  • ask a grown up I trust for help to change the settings on my apps, phone, computer or tablet to keep me safe
  • stick to websites that I have learned about in school when I’m online
  • check out things I see online before deciding to believe them – not everything online is true
  • never click on links in emails or messages that then ask me to log in and share my details – it could be a scam or a trick, so it’s always best to go to the website or app directly
  • always ask my friends and family if it’s okay before I share any pictures that they are in
  • always be kind online and don’t say things that may upset someone, even if I think it’s a joke
  • learn about all the help that I can get if I need it, like Meic and Childline
  • never be scared to talk to someone I trust about anything that is worrying me or a mistake that I’ve made – there is always someone who can help me
  • tell someone I trust if I get worried or upset about anything I see or hear online or if someone I don’t know asks to be my friend.