Promoting e-safety and online etiquette to parents and teachers.

Whether it’s infants using tablets and smart phones before they can talk, or pre-teens spending more time socialising online than off, children are often one step ahead when it comes to using the Internet and the technology that can access it.
This site contains information and advice on how to give you and your child the skills to use technology safely and responsibly.

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The 10 Commandments of E-Safety for Children

1. Never give out your personal details online.
2. Never use your real name or picture for user names and avatars. Also avoid anything too provocative.
3. Always tell your parents or teachers if you encounter anything upsetting online.
4. Never agree to meet with someone you have only spoken with online.
5. Always ask your parents' permission before posting pictures online.
6. Beware of posting pictures that will give away personal information such as your address or school.
7. Never lend a device to someone while you are still logged in to any sites.
8. Don't reveal passwords - even to friends.
9. Remember - not everyone is who they say they are online.
10. Learn how to use safety settings such as firewalls to make sure your device is protected.

The 10 Commandments of Online Etiquette

1. Never make a comment online that you would not say to that person face to face.
2. Never post images of other people without their or their parents' permission.
3. Understand that once something is posted online it can be sent on by other users, leaving you with no way of removing it.
4. Never post a comment online in anger.
5. Do not forward on comments or contribute to message chains that you know to be hurtful.
6. Do not post material under someone else's name or log in detail.
7. Remember anything you put online can be viewed by schools, the authorities and potential employers.
8. Never reveal someone else's personal details online.
9. If you see an offensive comment, report it to the system administrator and discuss what you saw with your parents or teacher.
10. Remember that what is meant as playful teasing when written, could be interpreted as bullying when read. Consider the feelings of others before pressing send.