SMSG takes internet safety extremely seriously. We appreciate it can all be a bit of a minefield, both in keeping up with your child's IT habits and skills and navigating what's appropriate and what's not on the great world wide web. So, in order to stay as digitally safe as possible, we have put together a list of regularly updated links and downloads we hope you will find useful.
Staying Safe Online
- Keep your privacy settings as high as possible – ask an adult if you are unsure!
- 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.
- Never give anyone your passwords.
- Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.
- Don’t befriend people you don’t know.
- Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online. Speak to your parent or carer if anyone asks you to meet them.
- Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are – think carefully about what you say before you post something online.
- Think carefully about what you say before you post something online.
- Don’t be rude – respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree.
- If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, tell a trusted adult immediately: leave the website!
Digital Parenting Guide
Screen Addiction Guide
Using an i phone safely
Supporting Young People online
Information for parents and carers
https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/hot-topics/screen-time-boundaries - how much is ok?
https://www.net-aware.org.uk/ - information about popular games & apps
https://www.internetmatters.org/ - helping parents keep their children safe online
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ - six websites with age-appropriate guidance
https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/ - Childnet International, Internet Watch Foundation & SWGfL