Internet safety

The internet is an amazing place which can help us find the information we want and communicate our ideas faster than ever before. It is also great fun! However, like in our everyday lives we need to be careful in order to be safe. Would you cross the road if the traffic lights were red? Would you talk or give your phone number to a stranger who talked to you in a supermarket? Of course not! If you apply some similar rules when you are on line then the Internet will be a really safe place for you. 

These are the rules we made together as a class. If you think of another rule that we haven't thought about, write it in a comment and we will include it in our list:

 Use only your first name, never your surname.

Never include personal details such as addresses, telephone numbers orfamily information.

Always be polite and respectful to others.

Students must have parental permission to post their photo on the Internet.

All comments submitted have to be approved by Mrs Sophia before they are included on the blog to ensure only polite ones are published.

All posts written by students are checked by Mrs Sophia before they are published.

 Our blog is completely supervised and safe but it is good to know that you should always be very careful when you surf the Internet. Always tell your teacher or parents if someone you don't know tries to get your personal information, meet you in person or threaten you. 

Talk with your parents so that you can set up rules for going online and using a mobile phone. You will decide upon the time of day that you can be online, the length of time you can be online and the sites you can visit. Do not visit other sites or break these rules without their permission.

Do not give out your passwords to anyone (even your best friends) other than your parents.
Always tell your parents before downloading or installing software or doing anything that could possibly hurt your computer or mobile device or put your family's privacy at risk.

Watch the short video about kids' safety on line:

What do you think? Leave a comment and write a rule that you didn't see in the video but you think it's important.

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