Welcome to the children's activity zone! The internet is a wonderful place to explore and discover new things, to connect and communicate with others and to be creative.
Follow our SMART rules: 5 Top Tips to stay safe online!
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.
Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents’ or carers’ permission and even then only when they can be present. Remember online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time.
Accepting emails, IM messages, or opening files, images or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems – they may contain viruses or nasty messages!
Someone online might lie about who they are and information on the internet may not be true. Always check information by looking at other websites, in books, or with someone who knows. If you like chatting online it’s best to only chat to your real world friends and family.
Tell a parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone, or something, makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online.
Learn the importance of being a good online friend by watching the award winning short film 'Chips and Bangs' from Ludworth Primary School.
Childnet believes that young people should be involved in shaping the future of the internet. We'd love to hear about all the great and positive things that you are doing online. Why not get involved with our film competition or write a blog article for us?
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