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E-Safety

REMEMBER TO STAY CYBER SMART !

There’s some great stuff on the Net, but some bad stuff too. It’s important to be careful when using the Internet and remember these SMART rules!

S Keep your personal details Secret. Never use your parent’s credit card without their permission, and never give away your name, address, or passwords – its like handing out the keys to your home.

M Never Meet someone you have contacted in cyberspace without your parent’s/carers permission, and then only when they can be present.

A Don’t Accept – emails, open attachments or download files from people or organisations you don’t really know or trust – they may contain viruses or nasty messages.

R Remember that someone online may not be who they say they are. If you feel uncomfortable or worried in a chat room simply get out of there!

T Tell your parent or carer if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried.

For more information to make your online experience safe, fun and productive try the links below.

SafeKids

Parents should try SafeKids where you’ll find tips, advice and suggestions about Internet safety skills.

Parents should try SafeKids where you’ll find tips, advice and suggestions about Internet safety skills
Children can try Think U Know for “cool” safety tips and links to other great sites.