For Younger Children
- Think before you click
- I will only use the Internet and email with an adult
- I will only click on icons and links when I know they are safe
- I will only send friendly and polite messages
- If I see something I don’t like on a screen, I will always tell an adult
For Young People
These rules will keep me safe and help me to be fair to others.
- I will keep my logins and passwords secret.
- I am aware that some websites and social networks have age restrictions and I should respect this.
- I will only e-mail people I know, or a responsible adult has approved.
- The messages I send, or information I upload, will always be polite and sensible.
- I will not open an attachment, or download a file, unless I know and trust the person who has sent it.
- I will not give my home address, phone number, send a photograph or video, or give any other personal information that could be used to identify me, my family or my friends, unless a trusted adult has given permission.
- I will never arrange to meet someone I have only ever previously met on the Internet, unless my parent/carer has given me permission and I take a responsible adult with me.
- If I see anything I am unhappy with or I receive a message I do not like, I will not respond to it but I will show a teacher / responsible adult.
Get Safe Online provides more advice on how people can use the internet confidently, safely and securely. www.getsafeonline.org.uk
What to do if you are worried
- If someone makes you feel uncomfortable, talk to an adult you trust, such as a relative or teacher.
- Sign Hi Say Hi! has a Designated e-safety Officer Iain Phillips you could contact on mobile 07814 243228 or email bukweetz1gmail.com. The Deputy e-safety officer is Jane Thomas contact on mobile 07753 161971 or email email@example.com.
- If you would prefer to talk to someone in confidence you can contact Childline (0800 1111).
- If someone has acted inappropriately online towards you, or someone you know, you can report directly to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP). It could be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone asking to meet up. Contact ceop.police.uk
- If someone is bullying you using your information, there is help and support available from CyberMentors (beatbulling.org.uk) and BeatBullying (www.thebbgroup.org.uk)
- Know what to do if something online has upset you: talk to Childline or the Samaritans (08457 90 90 90) if you are feeling desperate or sad
- Go to Report-it to report incidents of race hate (www.report-it.org.uk).
- You can report fraud or online scams or viruses to Action Fraud – the UK’s national fraud reporting centre www.actionfraud.police.uk