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Online safety is something that we all should familiarise ourselves with to make sure our internet journeys are both enjoyable and safe for both yourself and your family.

There are lots of sites that can be used to research online safety helping you to feel more confident in browsing here are just a few sites you could look at.

NSPCC Online safety

Internet matters

National online safety

Family online safety institute

Child exploitation and online protection

These are just a few sites that could help you there are lots more on the internet here are a few points to remember when online.

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Things to remember when online.

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.

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Hopefully these pointers will help you on your internet adventure and remember if something doesn’t feel right then it probably isn’t.

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