Key Stage 3 News: Keeping Ourselves Safe Online

This week we have focused our form time and assembly on “Keeping Ourselves Safe Online”. Although this is something that we discuss with students very regularly, the thought provoking assembly certainly brought home the dangers of talking to strangers online with real life stories of teenagers who have found themselves in dangerous situations as a result of not following internet safety guidelines.

The advice given to students is:

  • Have a secure password
  • Be careful what you post online
  • If you are a victim of cyberbullying, do not answer back
  • Never open email attachments or click on links from strangers
  • Watch out for email scams
  • Beware that even emails from friends can be suspicious
  • If you get hacked, change your password immediately
  • Use a firewall, anti-virus programme and anti-spyware programme