Internet Safety

Online safety is becoming more important as the internet becomes easier to access everywhere and children start to use its many resources, social sites and communication tools.  These are some resources to help children stay safer online. 

 

Think You Know

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The “Thinkuknow” website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre. You may have seen some of their video clips on National TV recently.

There’s a lot of information here for both children and adults – parents even have their own area of the site!

Teachers have the chance to train from the professionals and then deliver suitable training in schools.

Kidsmart

Kidsmart

Kidsmart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online. There’s a section for kids under 11 years old and a separate section for those over 11 years old.

4 great games will test your online safety knowledge.

McGruff

McGruff

McGruff is a Crime Dog - world famous for his advice on how to stop crime before it happens, and for his great sense of humour! Some of his work involves teaching children how to stay safe online. Check out the different areas of the site – there’s so much to learn!

Net Smartz Kids

Net Smartz Kids

Be totally cool and show your friends how much you know about Internet safety by watching the video clips on here. There are also loads of activities and games that will test your knowledge!

Newsround Quiz – Internet Security

Newsround Quiz – Internet Security

Test your knowledge of internet safety with this quiz from CBBC Newsround.

There’s also further information if you’re not sure on anything.

Safe Kids Quiz

Safe Kids Quiz

The Online Safety Quiz is your chance to show that you know how to be a safe Internet surfer. Answer each question and, when you get it right, you'll go to the next question.

Grid Club

Grid Club

The cybercafé within Gridclub is a safe online community where you can make choices without getting hurt. You can join in the fun at the cybercafé by playing the game.

If your school isn’t teaching the Internet Proficiency scheme through Gridclub, why not speak to your teachers about it and tell them how exciting it is!

 

Newsround Special

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Caught in the Web is a Newsround special programme all about staying safe on the internet.

The show, which is voiced by David Tennant, tells the story of a girl called Lost Princess, who gets into danger after meeting someone in a chatroom.

It also has lots of tips on how to be safe, and case studies of children with real-life experiences of how things can go wrong.

 

Childnet International

These cartoons illustrate 5 e-safety SMART rules and include a real life SMART Crew of young people, who guide the cartoon characters in their quest, and help them make safe online decisions.

 

Horrible Histories Guy Fawkes Privacy Settings

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Guy Fawkes finds sharing personal information over the internet can leave you in trouble.