Special assembly by Year 3y students:
Good morning everyone. Today we are going to talk about staying safe online.
The internet is the biggest library in the world. You can find almost anything you want to, from TV shows to sports results and homework help online.
However, there are a number of tips we need to keep in mind to protect ourselves when surfing the internet.
- Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information when you’re chatting or posting online. Personal information includes your email address, phone number and password.
- Keep your privacy settings as high as possible.
- Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself. Once you’ve put a picture of yourself online, most people can see it and may be able to download it. It’s not just yours anymore.
- Accepting emails, messages, or opening files, pictures or texts from people you don’t know can lead to problems. They may contain viruses or nasty messages.
- Don’t meet up with people you meet online without telling your parents. This can be dangerous. Remember that online friends are still strangers, even if you have been chatting for a while.
- Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are. Someone online might lie about who they are and information on the internet may not be true.
- Always check information with other websites, books or someone who knows. If you like chatting online, it’s best to only chat to your real life friends and family.
- Think carefully about what you say before you post something online. Do not be rude, even when you do not agree with others.
- Take care to spell correctly when typing in a search. Even a small typing error can bring up unwanted results. Some websites contain pictures or information that are not suitable for children.
- Make sure you filter your searches online, especially when you search for images.
- Bookmark your favourite websites or check your history to make sure you are revisiting the same reliable websites.
- If someone or something online makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried, leave the website, turn off the screen and tell an adult immediately.
- Do the same if you or someone you know is being bullied online.
We hope that you will keep these tips in mind when surfing the net.