Secondary Pupil Safe Zone
The internet is a brilliant place to connect with others, to be creative and to discover new things. But it can also be a place that presents danger and risk to young people. Being aware of dangers can ensure you keep yourself safe at the same time as enjoying all the benefits of the cyber world we live in!
TIPS TO STAY SAFE ONLINE:
There are lots of things you can do to keep yourself safe online.
- Think before you post:
- Don’t upload or share anything you wouldn’t want your parents, carers, teachers or future employers seeing. Once you post something, you lose control of it, especially if someone else screenshots or shares it
- Don’t share personal details:
- Keep things like your address, phone number, full name, school and date of birth private, and check what people can see in your privacy settings. Remember that people can use small clues like a school logo in a photo to find out a lot about yo
- Watch out for phishing and scams:Phishing is when someone tries to trick you into giving them information, like your password. Someone might also try to trick you by saying they can make you famous or that they’re from a talent agency. Never click links from emails or messages that ask you to log in or share your details, even if you think they might be genuine. If you’re asked to log into a website, go to the app or site directly instead
- Think about who you’re talking to:
- There are lots of ways that people try to trick you into trusting them online. Even if you like and trust someone you’ve met online, never share personal information with them like your address, full name, or where you go to school.
- Keep your device secure:
Make sure that you’re keeping your information and device secure.
- Never give out your password:
You should never give out your password or log-in information. Make sure you pick strong, easy to remember passwords.
- Cover your webcam:
- Some viruses will let someone access your webcam without you knowing, so make sure you cover your webcam whenever you’re not using it
How can I report a concern about online abuse?
How to report concerns
It is really important that if you have a worry or concern, either about yourself or someone else, maybe a friend or sibling, that you know who you can go to in order to seek help and support. If the concern is about a friend and you don't want to 'get them in trouble' or 'tell their secrets', think about why you are worried and if you keep the concern a secret, could this lead onto their situation becoming worse or more serious? If the answer to that is 'yes', then it really is important to share the information to help your friend.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
What is Consent?
Consent is the right to say no and to be in control of your own body.
Why Consent is Important
It's important to know that consent is an essential part of healthy relationships and it’s really important to know what it is and the many ways to spot it.