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Online Safety

Welcome to the E-Safety Student Section of our website! There are lots of fun, interesting and educational things you can do on the internet. And it can be a great way to stay in touch with friends. But it’s important to understand how to stay safe online.

Not all information is correct online and sometimes people will try to trick you into clicking dangerous links or sharing things about yourself. Or something you’ve shared might be used to bully or frighten you. This page is designed to keep you safe online.

How to get help:

If you need help online then follow the following guidance! Remember nothing is to small/insignificant/too late to report!

If you can’t speak to a trusted adult then you can report a concern on the CEOP website:

Look for the report button on social Media:

You can find more help about online topics on the following website:

Tips for Staying Safe Online

Think before you post: Don’t upload or share anything you wouldn’t want your parents, carers, teachers or future employers seeing. Once you post something, you lose control of it, especially if someone else screenshots or shares it.

Don’t share personal details Keep things like your address, phone number, full name, school and date of birth private, and check what people can see in your privacy settings. Remember that people can use small clues like a school logo in a photo to find out a lot about you.

Watch out for scams Phishing is when someone tries to trick you into giving them information, like your password. Someone might also try to trick you by saying they can make you famous or that they’re from a talent agency. Never click links from emails or messages that ask you to log in or share your details, even if you think they might be genuine. If you’re asked to log into a website, go to the app or site directly instead.

Think about who you’re talking to There are lots of ways that people try to trick you into trusting them online. Even if you like and trust someone you’ve met online, never share personal information with them like your address, full name, or where you go to school. Find out more about grooming. You should only have people you know in real life as friends!

Keep your device secure Make sure that you’re keeping your information and device secure.

Never give out your password You should never give out your password or log-in information. Make sure you pick strong, easy to remember passwords.

Cover your camera Some viruses will let someone access your webcam without you knowing, so make sure you cover your webcam whenever you’re not using it.

Don’t believe everything you see on the internet Not everything you see on the internet is true! Photos can have filters on them and videos can be fake and edited! Look for a reliable source to check information!

Privacy Settings

Ensure that you have private profile so that only people you know can contact you and see your posts. To help you to check your privacy settings watch the videos below:

Tik Tok Privacy Settings

Snapchat Video

Instagram Video