Be the change: unite for a better internet

Internet Safety Day, on 7th Feb, was celebrated again this week with the theme Be the change: unite for a better internet.

This years theme encourages everyone to help you make a positive change online, to stay safe and to help your friends!

This film called ‘Jesica’s Wish’ was made for Internet Safety Day by an 11 year old animator named Jude. Could you make a film with a message for staying safe on the internet?

Top tips for a safer internet include:

  1. Be the change

    Play your part in making the internet a better place. Be positive, show respect and help people if they are upset.

  2. Be sensible

    Always tell a trusted adult if you are ever worried or upset by something that happens online. They are always there for you to ask for help if you are unsure about anything you see online.

  3. Be careful

    Keep your personal information safe and check with an adult before you share anything online. Personal information includes your email address, phone number and password.

  4. Be aware

    Make sure you know the rules about how to behave and stay safe on the sites, games and apps you use. Look out for buttons that let you block, mute and report other users who aren’t behaving.

  5. Be a detective

    The internet is full of brilliant things to watch, explore and learn from but not everything or everyone online can be trusted. Think carefully by checking at least three different websites for your information and talking to someone about what you have seen to see if they agree.

  6. Be safe

    Never agree to meet up offline with someone you only know online. No matter how friendly they might seem or how well you think you know them, they are still a stranger. Always tell a trusted adult if someone online asks to meet up.

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