St Francis staff want us all to stay safe online. There are lots of places such as ThinkUknow to find out more information but we suggest that you be SMART when you are online! Follow these 5 simple steps to stay safe:
SAFE - Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information – such as your full name, email address, phone number, home address, photos or school name – to people you are chatting with online.
MEETING - Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents’ or carers’ permission and even then only when they can be present.
ACCEPTING - emails, IM messages, or opening files, pictures or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems – they may contain viruses or nasty messages!
INFORMATION you find on the internet may not be true, or someone online may be lying about who they are.
TELL - your parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried online.
Other links you may find useful are:
How to stay safe when online gaming
Information on Cyberbullying