E-Safety stands for Electronic Safety, it is not just about keeping safe on the internet but also keeping safe on all electronic devices such as mobile phones, televisions etc.
- Ask permission before using the Internet.
- Only use websites that an adult has chosen.
- Tell an adult if we see anything we are uncomfortable with.
- Immediately close any webpage we not sure about.
- Only e-mail people an adult has approved.
- Send e-mails that are polite and friendly.
- Never give out personal information or passwords.
- Never arrange to meet anyone we don’t know.
- Do not open e-mails sent by anyone we don’t know.
- Do not upload pictures or videos of ourselves or of our family online without permission
- Do not sign up to websites without permission
- Never download anything without permission
- Be Smart, be safe, remember people online are not always who they say they are
- Keep your privacy setting as high as possible
- Respect other people views even if you don’t agree with them
- Nothing is private online. Anything you say or do can be copied, pasted, and sent to millions of people around the world without your permission
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Social media plays a big part in modern day lives. It allows you to keep in regular contact with people wherever they are in the world. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Whatsapp and Snap Chat are examples of social media which can be accessed through a smartphone, tablet or PC. To sign up to these websites you must meet the age requirements, click here to find out what they are. There are many advantages and disadvantages of social media.
The Advantages are:
Sharing of photos or videos with people who may live far away or even abroad, free of charge in most cases
- Inform large numbers of people at the same time
The Disadvantages are:
- Lack of Privacy
- People uploading pictures of of you without your consent
Trolling is a term used for posting distressing, argumentative or confrontational comments, which are meant to unsettle the online conversation. Trolling is heavily linked to social media sites and is very common on Facebook and YouTube but also takes place on other chat rooms and blogs.
Cyberbullying is a form of bullying which takes place online. Social media sites and mobile phones are used to send hurtful content in order to make another person feel embarrassed, threatened or sad. Hurtful content can include embarrassing photos or videos and false rumors. Cyberbullying is also very hard to tackle as most people post their comments behind false identities.
Cyberbullying is different from other forms bullying in that it can occur 24hours a day, seven days a week and can reach a victim wherever they maybe.
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Gaming can play a very big part in childs life, especially nowadays when children can play with friends online any time of the day. They can also play against complete strangers online, who may even be from another country. It is advised that parents take a keen interest in what games their children are playing and if they are playing online, to check who they are playing against. Also the games' rating should be checked because just like films, games have age ratings too.
Try these useful websites for more help on gaming: