Is security just my responsibility?
Positive and Proactive Behaviours Protecting your information and devices is a job for the whole family! Encourage your family to use strong passwords and keep their apps and devices up to date. Always ask a trusted adult for help if you are not sure how to make your account or device secure.
Can I control who can collect my information?
Positive and Proactive Behaviours Companies must ask your permission to collect your information. They often do this when you make an account or first visit a website. Companies cannot collect the personal information of children without their parent/carer’s permission. This is why games and apps that are just for children will ask for your parent/carer’s […]
What can I do if I’m still not sure?
Positive and Proactive Behaviours Don’t worry if you can’t decide if something is trustworthy online. It can be really difficult sometimes to tell what is true or real – even adults find it hard! Some things online might even be a mixture of real information and fake information, which makes it even harder to figure […]
Are there tools to help me stop seeing upsetting things?
Positive and Proactive Behaviours Some search engines have safe searching modes that can be turned on to help protect you. A trusted adult can set this up for you. Telling games and apps your real age can help you see things that are suitable for you.
What should I do if something online makes me worried or upset?
Positive and Proactive Behaviours Have a plan for what to do if you see something that worries you – you might turn the screen off or turn the device over so you can’t see it anymore. Then always go and get help from a trusted adult. It is also good to have a plan for […]
How can I search safely?
Positive and Proactive Behaviours Try to be precise with the words you search for online. This will help you find what you want. Be aware that links to websites and videos might take you to things you weren’t expecting to see. Sometimes making playlists on video sites is a good way to decide what you […]
What can I do if I see online bullying?
Positive and Proactive Behaviours It can sometimes feel easier to ignore bullying when you see it happening to someone else, but ignoring it doesn’t make the problem go away for the person being targeted. Be an upstander and do something positive to help the person being bullied. Here are some steps you can take if […]
What can I do if I am being bullied?
Positive and Proactive Behaviours A bully wants to upset you. Showing them you are upset or angry will only make the situation worse, so fighting back online is never a good idea. Here are some steps you can take if someone is bullying you online: Block/mute them so they cannot contact you anymore. Report them […]
What can I do if I am worried about someone’s behaviour?
Positive and Proactive Behaviours The Internet can be an amazing place to explore and experience new things. However, there are some people online who wish to harm others. If someone online ever asks you to do something that makes you uncomfortable or worried, or behaves in a way that makes you feel unsafe, then always […]
How can I show respect online?
Positive and Proactive Behaviours Behaving respectfully towards other people is very important. Here are some ways of showing respect online: Showing politeness. Thinking about how other people feel. If someone is in need, offer to help them Showing kindness. Remembering that everyone has different views and opinions.