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Online safety for children

Children - please follow our three rules for staying safe online:

  • Always ask an adult's permission before going online.
  • Never give out personal information, such as your name, address, the name of your school or telephone number.
  • If a website asks you to type in your name or email address, check with an adult first.

Websites to visit

There are so many different activities you can do online - play games, listen to music, chat with friends, send emails. The following websites have useful information to help you have fun and stay safe.

1. Watch a short movie about online safety
Find out how to keep yourself, and your computer, safe.

2. Watch a movie about digital etiquette, or 'netiquette'
Good manners and treating others with respect are important online too!

3. Activities, tips and advice about staying safe online
These activities use Flash and may not work in all browsers.

4. Try a test-yourself quiz about online safety

5. How internet savvy are you?

6. Webonauts game
Complete a series of missions to become an internet expert! (This game uses Flash and may not work on all browsers. Teachers and parents - click on "For Parents and Educators" to find out what children will learn from this game.)

Two children and a computer

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