Online Safety

Think  -  Be Secure  -  Be Safe  

Think

• Always read the privacy policy and terms and conditions before disclosing any  personal
  details online
• Create a “family” email address for signing up to things
• Only use webcams with people you know offline and remember to turn them off after use
• Never click on unknown or suspicious hyperlinks or forward on chain emails
• Only download files from reputable sources

Be Secure                                                                             

• Check for the secure padlock symbol on websites you are visiting
• Look out for websites like  and addresses that start https not just http
• Ensure you have a firewall installed and enabled
• Install and regularly update anti virus software to protect your computer from malicious viruses
• Make sure you have a pop up blocker installed and switched on
• Install a filter to reduce inappropriate website content

Be Safe - Talk Things Through

• Get involved with what your child is doing online and discuss who their online contacts are
• Always be aware of what websites your child is visiting
• Agree internet rules as a family about time spent online
• Talk to your child about what they can do if they are worried or feel uncomfortable about an
  online experience
• Discuss with your children the best people to report to in different situations (to an adult, to the
  service provider, to the police, to www.thinkuknow.co.uk, to ChildLine: 0800 11 11)