An exciting online resource for Online Safety will be launching on the Dyspraxia Foundation Youth Site very shortly, but in the meantime please remember that the internet is an amazing thing. At a click of a switch we can get access to endless information, play games, chat, and make friends. It is fast paced and ever growing and the possibilities it reveals are endless and exciting.
There is a darker side though and it is important that YOU stay safe online.
Be informed, Be careful, BE SAFE.
Here’s a selection of links which will help you stay safe online!
- A site which explains how to keep yourself safe and look after your wellbeing when you use the internet for information or support for your mental health. It covers protecting your privacy, how to take relationships offline safely and how to address online bullying and abuse.
- Advice for staying safe on Twitter
- To find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about. This is a site put together by the Child Exploitation and online protection centre. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
- If you want advice, support or to report something that is worrying you contact
- More and more teenagers and young people are getting involved in cyber crime. Many do it for fun without realising the consequences of their actions – but the penalties can be severe. Find out more here.
- A chilling real-time thriller starring Maisie Williams – from Game of Thrones – as a teenager battling with an anonymous cyber-stalker.
- A newsround special 14 mins long. Bonus is narrated by David Tenant.
- A free guide to internet safety
- For advice in staying safe on line for people with learning disabilities and those who support them http://safernet.org.uk/
- A rather harrowing article relating to a 14 year old boy who was groomed and murdered in 2014…
- A service set up in the name of a young person who was groomed on line (and murdered). This is a very friendly and interactive site for those 5 yrs and above, with pages devoted to different age groups. http://www.breckfoundation.org/
- A great video showing what you can do if you are being bullied on Facebook and what exactly happens when you report something https://youtu.be/-Jv2s_d6osw