Be safe and smart online
The internet is an amazing place and a wonderful resource. With support from Childnet and Google, our aim is to help make the internet a great and safe place for you to use. Look at the links below to improve your understanding of how to be safe and smart online. Watch a video, take a quiz or play Interland, an online game that teaches you important lessons on how to be smart and safe online.
Follow our Smart rules: 5 Top Tips to stay safe online!
Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information when you're chatting or posting online. Personal information includes your email address, phone number and password.
Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents' or carers' permission and even then only when they can be present. Remember online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time.
Accepting emails, IM messages, or opening files, images or texts from people you don't know or trust can lead to problems - they may contain viruses or nasty messages!
Someone online might lie about who they are and information on the internet may not be true. Always check information by looking at other websites, in books, or with someone who knows. If you like chatting online it's best to only chat to your real world friends and family.
Tell a parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone, or something, makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online.
You can play your way to being safe and smart online with Interland, an online adventure that teaches you the key lessons of digital safety with four challenging games.