What is Online Safety?
Online safety keeps you safe on the Internet while using devices such as smartphones, laptops, tablets and computers. Online safety can protect you from harmful content, cyber attacks, phishing scams and malicious users.
It is really important that you only look at web-pages and play games that are suitable for your age. Why not look at some of the great learning activities here (remember to use your USO login details) or why not try out some of the games within Mathletics.
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They will take you to some useful websites that will help you stay safe in cyberspace (online). There are games too!
Online Worry Box
|Are you worried about anything you have seen online? Perhaps you have accidentally clicked on a button on an app and bought something, or someone from an online game is trying to message you. If you are worried about anything that's happened online, fill in this form and an adult from school will come back to you to help you: https://forms.gle/sq1RkicAtWPDD6PE7.
The children's activity zone has lots of online safety advice, plus you can watch videos, play quizzes or learn the SMART rules.
Digiduck Stories for children aged 3-7 (Childnet International):
Follow Digiduck® and his pals in these stories of friendship, responsibility and critical thinking online.
The Adventures of Kara, Winston and the SMART Crew (Childnet International):
Take a look at the cartoons which illustrate 5 online safety SMART rules.
UK Safer Internet Centre:
Here you will find films, storybooks and other fun sites, with plenty of information to help you enjoy your time online and stay safe on the internet.
Follow the link and click your age group. If you or a friend is worried about something that's happened to you online or you're uncomfortable with something that another person on the internet is asking you to do, then don't keep it to yourself - you can report it here. Plus, you can play games and find advice about safe ways to game, chat and share online.
BBC Own It:
Lots of advice on different topics, such as what to do if you have seen something upsetting online; how to cope with change and uncertainty; quizzes; plus some meditation!
The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Campaign Support Centre:
You will find advice / support for a variety of bullying issues.
Worried about something?
Sometimes things happen online that make us feel worried, scared or upset. Whatever has happened, it's not your fault.
The best thing to do is to tell an adult you trust what has happened and how you are feeling, so that they can help you.
Think of an adult you trust. It could be:
If you still feel you need help after speaking to someone, don't give up! Speak to another trusted adult.
Don't forget that you can also get help by calling Childline on 0800 1111 or you can speak to a Childline counsellor using their online chat here.
If you need more help because of something that has happened online, like if someone has tried to make you do something you don't want to do, or said something bad will happen if you don't do what they say, you can also get support from CEOP by clicking the button below: