Tuesday 7th February : Safety Internet Day (SID 2017). We had an afternoon talking about internet safety.
We first started talking about our friends in real life, who they are and what they know about us. We then discussed how we can have “327 friends” on social media sites, but that these people are not real friends, just acquaintances, or friends of friends. It’s so important to set your settings correct when you’re venturing on to these sites for the first time, you need them to be private and for friends only, a small select number of friends. KEEP YOUR FRIENDS REAL
We discussed cyber-bullying and how a bad text or photo on the internet is like a tattoo, it can never be erased. You should never send a horrible text or photo as it will spread rapidly around the net and really upset the person it’s about. This is a form of bullying. Always us the rule, WOULD GRANNY LIKE IT? If you take a photo/send a text, would you show it to your granny first, if she would be happy then send the text/photo… if not get rid of it and don’t send it.
When you are on the internet, stay on the site you are on, don’t be tempted by flashing advertisements, or boxes telling you that you have won something. These are there to tempt you and you could get caught in a scam or get an internet virus this way. STAY DON’T STRAY.