Kids Zone (7-11 Year Olds)
E-Safety stands for electronic safety, it is not just about keeping safe on the internet but also keeping safe on all electronic devices such as mobile phones, television and tablet etc.
Online Safety - 7 to 11 Year Olds
To find out how to stay safe online, click the picture below to access the SMART Crew Guidance and Activities. These cartoons illustrate 5 e-safety SMART rules and include a real life SMART Crew of young people, who guide the cartoon characters in their quest, and help them make safe online decisions.
Wondering how to stay safe online? Click here to find out more about the SMART rules – top tips for using the internet safely and positively.
Keep your personal information safe. When chatting or posting online don’t give away things like your full name, password or home address. Remember personal information can be seen in images and videos you share too. Keep them safe to keep yourself safe.
Meeting up with someone you only know online, even a friend of a friend, can be dangerous as this person is still a stranger. If someone you only know online ever asks you to meet up, for personal information or for photos/videos of you then tell an adult straight away and report them together on www.thinkuknow.co.uk
Think carefully before you click on or open something online (e.g. links, adverts, friend requests, photos) as you never know where they may lead to or they may contain viruses. Do not accept something if you are unsure of who the person is or what they’ve sent you.
You cannot trust everything you see online as some things can be out of date, inaccurate or not entirely true. To find reliable information compare at least three different websites, check in books and talk to someone about what you have found.
Tell a trusted adult if something or someone ever makes you feel upset, worried or confused. This could be if you or someone you know is being bullied online. There are lots of people who will be able to help you like your teachers, parents, carers or contact Childline – 0800 11 11 or www.childline.org.uk
BE SMART WITH A HEART:
Remember to always be smart with a heart by being kind and respectful to others online. Make the internet a better place by helping your friends if they are worried or upset by anything that happens online.
Screen Time, Online Safety Tips & Safer Apps and Games
How much screen time should you have? Use this bank of quick activities to help you recognise the signs you may experience when you have been online too long and the importance of balancing online and offline activities. Check out the helpful guides below too!
Report Online Abuse or Concerns
Click on the icons for further information and to report online abuse or concerns.