Be SMART Online

Teach your children the five key rules which remind young people to be SMART online. You should go through these tips with your children.

S  SAFE Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information such as your name, email, phone number, home address, or school name to people who you don?t know online.

M  MEETING Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents/carers permissions & when they can be present.

A  ACCEPTING Accepting e-mails, IM messages or opening files from people you dont know or trust can be dangerous they may contain viruses or nasty messages.

R  RELIABLE Someone online may be lying about who they are, and information you find on the internet may not be reliable.

T TELL Your parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried.