The SMART Rules
SAFE – Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information – including full name and email address - to people who you don’t trust online.
MEETING – Meeting up with someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parent’s/carer’s permission and even then only when they can be present.
ACCEPTING – Accepting e-mails, IM messages or opening files from people you don’t know can be dangerous – they may contain viruses or nasty messages!
RELIABLE – Someone online may be lying about who they are, and information you find on the internet may not be true. Check information and advice on other websites, in books or ask someone who may know.
TELL – Tell your parent/carer or teacher if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or you or someone you know is being cyberbullied.
Some safe sites for Children to use
Link: Copyright Information
When searching the Internet we recommend you use one of the following child friendly search engines:
Ask Jeeves for kids - www.askkids.com
Yahoo! Kids - www.kids.yahoo.com
CBBC Search - www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/search
Kidsclick - www.kidsclick.org
National Education Network - www.nen.gov.uk/tandl
Google Kids - www.safesearchkids.com/google-kids