Recently we have done a survey at school to tell our teachers how, where and when we use the internet. We told them that we often go on the internet when we are with our friends or at their houses. We wanted to give you some advice so you know how to stay safe when you are having fun online.
When you are on games where you can talk to other people, THINK… do you know them already? If you don’t, can you be sure that they are who they say they are? When you are playing games and talking to people, it is only a good idea to talk to people you know because you don’t want to tell strangers things about you – especially not your full name, where you live or your address.
Also when you are online with your friends looking at games and social media sites such as: Instagram , Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat, make sure that you are being kind when you are online. Remember that eventhough you aren’t talking to people in real life, what you say can still upset them. Instead post fun things about what you like and being friendly and nice to each other then the internet will be a nice place.
You need to be careful using internet at a friends house because some things have hacks and viruses. For more information go to our E-Safety section on our website.
By Emily Mae and Emily