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Staying Safe Online

How can pupils stay safe online?

When young people are online it's important to stay safe and to make sure that they do not share things that could put them in danger. This advice will help your children stay safe online.

When we think about staying safe online we can break it down into some easy to remember steps.

Profile Pictures

When choosing profile pictures for a social networking website like Facebook or Twitter, avoid photos that could give strangers clues about where you live.

Privacy Settings

Check privacy settings regularly as the social networking sites regularly update and change the security and privacy settings.

Sharing Content Online

Think about what should be shared in public and what should not when posting image or comments. Don't upload or share anything you wouldn't want parents, teachers or friends seeing. Once you press send, it is no longer private. You can't be sure who will end up seeing it.


Never share or reveal your passwords. Use strong passwords that are hard for others to guess, using a mix of letters and numbers. Keep passwords to yourself and change them regularly.

Online Interaction

Be careful who you chat to. If somebody you don't know adds you as a friend, ignore them and delete their request. Don't share personal information like your address or phone number with somebody you don't know.