Staying Safe Online


October Issue – Online Safety Magazine.

We’re also taking a look at:

  • Banning adult material.
  • Talking to a trusted adult – is this a useful message?
  • Fostering an ethos of online safety
  • Beware the online safety expert
  • A request from Cath Knibbs regarding her work in the impact of violent and graphic media.

Latest copy of DITTO – a free online safety magazine here

Top tips for staying safe online:

  • Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.
  • 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 your’s anymore.
  • Keep your privacy settings as high as possible.
  • Never give out your passwords.
  • Don’t befriend people you don’t know.
  • Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online. Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do.
  • Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are.
  • Think carefully about what you say before you post something online.
  • Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views it doesn’t mean you need to be rude.
  • 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.

More information can be found at:

Also these two sites recommended by Warwickshire County Council: