Ways to be safe online

When you are online, it can feel like a completely separate space to real life. It’s fun to be yourself and express who you are online, but it’s important to also stay safe and not tell other people important things about your real life. Just like in real life, there are dangers online and not everyone is who they seem.  For you to keep having fun online and staying safe in real life, you just need to take a bit of care.  Here are three rules that will help: Be Cool Treat people how you want to be treated. Avoid words that can hurt people. If you wouldn’t say it out loud, don’t say it online.  Be Heard If you see anything you’re not comfortable with, tell someone you trust right away. Make sure your parents or carer know what you’re doing online.  Be Safe Pick usernames that don’t give away personal information. Only share your passwords with your parents or carers – don’t even tell your best friends. Keep you name, age, school, phone number and address secret! #SaferInternetDay2020 #FreeToBeMe