Today, Tuesday, 6 February 2018, is Safer Internet Day. This year’s theme, “Create, connect and share respect:
Once you’ve written something, you can’t delete it.
The Internet can be a very positive experience, however t it is important to be careful what you do and say when you are there.
Don’t say things which you wouldn’t talk about in conversations with your family, think about what you do and say.
Never give out your passwords – always keep your passwords to yourself, and make a habit of logging out of your email or social networks when you’re finished. Restrict your privacy settings on Facebook to ‘friends only’,
Learn how to block and report other profiles on sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Pick your friends carefully – remember whatever you post online can be seen by everyone who’s got access to your page. .
Be kind to other people online. Don’t say anything hurtful to other users and ask yourself whether or not what you say online would be acceptable in a face-to-face discussion.
Don’t send a message to someone else when you’re angry – wait until you’ve calmed down and had time to think. Once you’ve sent it, you can’t take it back.
We all have apart to play in creating a better internet for everyone, in particular the youngest users out there.