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Hi, I'm Sarah. I love using the internet on my computer!

The internet is a great place for helping you with your homework, looking at photographs, watching videos, playing games and talking to your friends and family.

But because you can't always see the person you're talking to online, they might not be who they say they are. 

Here are my golden rules to help you stay safe on the internet.

Golden rules

  1. Never tell anyone your full name, how old you are or where you live on a website where it can be seen by other people.
  2. Never tell anyone information about you, no matter what they say they need it for. If someone asks you questions tell your mum, dad, carer or an adult you can trust.
  3. Never say you will meet up with someone you have met on the internet.
  4. Think carefully about putting photographs and videos of yourself on a website. If you do, make sure you know who will be able to see them.
  5. If you are upset or scared by a message or email tell someone straight away.

Now you know the golden rules have a go at colouring in your own poster. You can print it off from here. Have fun!

Information for parents and carers

It is important for your child’s safety that you know how long your child spends on the internet and which websites they use. Use parental controls on your browser to restrict or block websites and materials that aren't appropriate. This will also help to protect your child from inappropriate material being sent to them.

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A guide to internet safety and safe surfing for young people and parents and carers.