Students Guide to Internet Safety

What can you do to keep yourself safe online?

You need to understand that there are risks associated with using the internet. Below are some really useful websites to help keep you safe.

Useful Websites

Childnet 

The aim of this website is to help make the internet a safe place for you to use. Find the latest information on the sites and services that you like to use, plus information about mobiles, gaming, downloading, social networking and much more. 

https://www.childnet.com/young-people

 

Digital 5 A Day

This guide gives some really useful advice on how to improve your wellbeing when using digital technology.

https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/2017/08/06/digital-5-a-day/
 

 

Think you know 11-13 years old 

Great advice if you are 11-13 years old on keeping yourself safe on the internet. 

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/11_13/

 

Think you know 14+ years old 

Great advice if you are 14+ years old on keeping yourself safe on the internet. 

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/14_plus/

 

Should you stream it?

Think before you broadcast! 

It is estimated that by 2020, 80% of the world’s internet traffic will be video, and live-streaming will be a huge part of that. Broadcasting live can be a really fun way of sharing a moment with your friends and family but you need to be careful because it’s easy to get in to trouble or make a mistake.If you’re unsure whether you should stream or not click on this useful reminder.

 

Safer Internet 

Here you will find games, films, quizzes and advice to help you use the internet safely. 

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/young-people

 

Get Safe Online

This webpage gives lots of useful information on how to stay safe online. 

https://www.getsafeonline.org/

 

Know About CSE 

This is a really helpful website to help you understand, identify and protect against the risks of child exploitation. 

http://knowaboutcse.co.uk/youngpeople/

 

Report it! 

Has someone made you feel uncomfortable online? Report it. 

Use the link below to report your concerns to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection agency (CEOP): 

http://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/11-16/

 

Alternatively, click on the ‘Click CEOP: Internet Safety’ button, as displayed at the bottom of this page.