Safer Internet Day 2019 is being celebrated around the world on Tuesday 5th February 2019.
The global theme is ‘together for a better internet’.
Everyone has their part to play in making the internet a better place, including you!
Have a look at the tips and links below with some suggestions on how to get you started and help you to stay safe and positive online.
Our internet, our choice, so…
Choose to make good choices online
Every time we go online there are lots of choices we have to make. For example, which game should I play? Should I reply to that message? Should I click that button? Remember to make choices that are kind, respectful and safe and always check with an adult if you’re unsure about something online.
Choose to ask if it’s okay
If you are about to do something online that will affect other people, make sure to ask, ‘is it okay’? If someone says no, we need to respect their choice and choose to do something different that won’t worry or upset them
Choose to keep personal information safe online
Always keep personal information safe online and check with an adult before you share. Personal information includes your full name, where you live and where you go to school and it can belong to you or someone you know. If someone is asking for your personal information online, then tell an adult and never agree to meet up with someone you only know online.
Choose to find out more
What do you know about the internet, and what does it know about you? The internet can sometimes collect information about us when we sign up to new apps and games. If you’re not sure why you are being asked for this, check with an adult first.
Choose to ask for help
Always tell an adult you trust if anything worries or upsets you online or you feel confused about a choice you have to make. Going online should be fun but sometimes we all need a little help and there are lots of people who can help you, like a parent, teacher or grandparent.
More for 3-7 year olds this Safer Internet Day!
These top tips were created around the theme of Consent Online for Safer Internet Day 2019. For more tops tips, resources and activities for 3-7s visit our advice centre.