At Alfred Lord Tennyson School we know how important it is to know how to stay safe when using the internet. You might use the internet for games, homework, or talking to friends, but it's important to remember that there are some people who might try to trick or hurt you online. Here are some tips to help you stay safe online!
Don't share personal information
First, it's important to never share your personal information online. Personal information includes your full name, your address, your phone number, and any passwords. You shouldn't give this information to anyone online, even if they seem nice or friendly. If someone asks for this information, you should tell a grown-up that you trust right away.
Be aware when using social media
Second, be careful when using social media. Social media is a website or an app where you can share pictures, videos or messages with your friends or people you don't know. You should always be careful about what you share on social media. Don't share pictures or videos that show your face or your location, and don't share anything that you wouldn't want your parents or teachers to see. You should also be careful about who you add as a friend on social media. Only add people that you know in real life, and don't accept friend requests from people that you don't know.
Know who to talk to
Third, if you ever feel uncomfortable or scared while using the internet, you should tell a grown-up that you trust right away. You can talk to your parents, your teacher, or another grown-up that you feel comfortable talking to. They can help you stay safe online and make sure that you're not in any danger.
Remember, staying safe online is important for everyone. By following these tips, you can help protect yourself from online dangers and have fun on the internet at the same time.