- Do you ever feel unsafe?
- Do you know when your body is trying to tell you that you feel unsafe? These are your early warning signs – click here to learn more about these.
- Do you know how to stand up for yourself without being mean? click here to learn how to play the sausage game where you practise your assertive face.
- Do you know how to make safe choices? Clickhere to learn Stop Think Go – our problem solving technique.
There is a lot you can do to look after yourself. In this section of the website you can learn how to spot when you are in danger; these are called your early warning signs. You can also more about being assertive; this is when you stand up for yourself without being mean.
We will share with you a technique called STOP THINK GO that you can use in a tricky situation to help you see your options and make a safe choice.
1) Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.
2) Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself. Once you’ve put a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.
3) Keep your privacy settings as high as possible
4) Never give out your passwords
5) Don’t befriend people you don’t know
6) Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online. Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do
7) Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are
8) Think carefully about what you say before you post something online
9) Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude
10) If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediately
Keeping up to date with what your children are doing online can seem daunting. Technology is constantly advancing and sometimes parents feel that their children know more about the internet than they do.
Whatever their age, we can help you to find out more about what they might be doing online and give you some simple, practical and easy advice on the steps you can take as a parent to keep them as safe as possible.
How can I protect my children?
Children use the internet in different ways depending on their age and so we’ve developed checklists for parents that give you top tips on how to help them stay safe.
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