Staying Safe Online
We promote thinking SMART when children are using computers at school and at home.
|S||Stay Safe: Don't give out personal information to people and places you do not know.|
|M||Don’t Meet Up: Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Always check with an adult you trust.|
|A||Accepting Files: Accepting emails, files, pictures or text from people you don't know can cause problems.|
|R||Reliable? Check information before you believe it. Is the person or website telling the truth?|
|T||Tell Someone: Tell an adult if someone or something makes you feel worried or uncomfortable.|
Follow these smart tips to keep yourself and your family safe online.
“Inappropriate” means different things to different people. What’s acceptable for one age group, for example, may be unsuitable for a slightly younger audience. Online, young people can chance upon inappropriate content in various way – from pop-up ads to TikTok videos. The increasingly young age at which children become active in the digital world heightens the risk of them innocently running into something that they find upsetting or frightening. Trusted adults need to be able to help children be aware of what to do if they’re exposed to age-inappropriate content.