The internet is a wonderful place to help students discover new facts, research for homework and keep in touch with friends. There are also dangers so we encourage all students and their parents/carers to discuss e-safety and learn how they can keep safe when online.
These top tips and much more advice can be found at http://www.childnet.com/young-people/secondary:
- Protect your online reputation: use the services provided to manage your digital footprints and ‘think before you post.’ Content posted online can last forever and could be shared publicly by anyone.
- Know where to find help: understand how to report to service providers and use blocking and deleting tools. If something happens that upsets you online, it’s never too late to tell someone.
- Don’t give in to pressure: if you lose your inhibitions you’ve lost control; once you’ve pressed send you can’t take it back.
- Respect the law: use reliable services and know how to legally access the music, film and TV you want.
- Acknowledge your sources: use trustworthy content and remember to give credit when using others’ work/ideas.