Today Year 3 and 4 had an Internet safety talk from a member of Gloucestershire police.

She talked about what websites many children might go on and how some of these sites might want your details.
They talked about the risks of having your own YouTube account. You shouldn’t have one if you are under the age of 17 as it could be dangerous putting your own videos up there.
We talked about bullying and how it is possible to get bullied on the internet as people can say mean things or post horrible videos and pictures of you.
We talked about reporting people who are upsetting you online… you can tell your parents, report them within the game, mention them to the Internet police.
You have to be careful about giving out your personal information such as: address, name, date of birth, email, your school, password, telephone number etc – you can protect against this by sometimes creating a username (a nickname that isn’t you) and just not giving certain information.
If people ask you questions you don’t want to answer, don’t lie, but just don’t tell them the answers, either ignore them or say no.
It was a really informative talk that answered a lot of questions about how to protect yourself online including appropriate websites for us to use at our age.

Pan European Gaming Information – PEGI is the age range for games that you should be playing or buying. 

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