Tuesday 09 February is Safer Internet Day. This years theme is Together for a better internet. For more information visit https://www.saferinternetday.org/
Our Top Tips for staying safe on the internet:
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. Check your privacy settings on your accounts.
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 login or share your personal details, even if you think they might be genuine.
Think about who you are talking to
There are lots of ways people try to trick you into trusting them online. Even if you like or 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 password or log-in information. Make sure you pick a strong password.
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.