Remember to use SMART rules when using the Internet on any device:
s Safe: you wouldn't give a stranger on the street personal information
so don't do it online. Stay safe by not posting or sharing information
( name, address, passwords etc.)
M Meeting: it is dangerous to meet someone that you have only talked
to online but never met. Never meet someone without telling
someone. Your parent's, carer's need to know!
A Accepting: There are lots of ways to download information on the
Internet. Accepting emails, IM messages, text or pictures from a
source you don't know (a person, company etc.) may contain
viruses or inappropriate information!
R Reliability: Just because it is on the Internet does not mean it is true
Anyone can add or edit information on the Internet, or even lie about
who they are! Try to stick to websites you trust for information and
only chat to friends and family.
T Tell: If anything happens that leaves you feeling worried or
uncomfortable when using the Internet, you need to tell someone.
The best people to talk to are trusted adults - parents, carers,
Remember, talking to someone for a long time online still does not mean that you really know them!
Always tell an adult if you are being cyberbullied.