Advice for children and young people

The internet can be a lot of fun and is the biggest library in the world

There are lots of activities you can do online, you can find almost anything you want to online. However it is important you have fun online safely. Below are some tips on how to search online and keep safe.

  • In your online searches make it clear what exactly you are searcing for by trying to use more than one word to describe what you are searching for.
  • Unwanted search results online can appear from the smallest of spelling errors so be careful to spell correctly when searching.
  • Not all the information in websites returned in searches is correct. Make sure you look up other websites to check the information you need is accurate or additionally look in books or talk to others.
  • You can filter your search results online this is important to use when you are doing an image search.
  • If you see something online that you dont like, make sure you turn off the screen or make the window smaller on a laptop and tell an adult as soon as possible.
  • Dont give out personal details to strangers online the person you are talking to may not be who they say they are.

For further information on internet safety please visit the links below:

www.kidsmart.org.uk

www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/topics/safety-and-privacy/internet-safety-for-kids

www.wisekids.org.uk/online_safety_tips_kids.htm

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