Article17: Adults should do what is best for us and give us reliable information.
Today Kathleen and Paul, from Clennell, came to talk to us about keeping safe online as the majority of us have access to devices that can access the internet such as phones, laptops and iPads.
We first thought about what kind of world we want to live in. We came up with suggestions such as: no crime, kindness, peace and safe.
We then watched a video that showed the benefits, risks and and downfalls of the internet.
Kathleen talked to us about why we shouldn’t share all our personal information: identity theft and because not everyone is who they say they are. She told us that by using privacy settings we can help to keep ourselves safe. She also talked about not sharing our location with everyone and how apps we use can be set to private rather than public.
We then found out that things we post online can remain there for a long time, even forever and that future employers may be able to see things we posted in the past.
Paul talked about how criminal responsibility is from the age of 10 and gave real life examples where the police have been involved if posts have broken the Malicious Communications Act. It is important to THINK before we post and ask ourselves: Would you say it to someone’s face? If we wouldn’t do it in real life, we shouldn’t do it online.
We also talked about being SMART – click on the link for more information.
We were reminded that if we have a problem we should leave the online site and speak to adult. We shouldn’t bottle it up.
Screenshot to refer to later
Remember: The internet can be enjoyed if you keep yourself safe and protected!