Staying Safe Online
Top tips for staying safe online from the UK Safer Internet Centre:
- Protect your online reputation: use the services provided to manage your digital footprints and ‘think before you post.’ Content posted online can last forever and could be shared publicly by anyone.
- Know where to find help: understand how to report to service providers and use blocking and deleting tools. If something happens that upsets you online, it’s never too late to tell someone.
- Don’t give in to pressure: if you lose your inhibitions you’ve lost control; once you’ve pressed send you can’t take it back.
- Respect the law: use reliable services and know how to legally access the music, film, and TV you want.
- Acknowledge your sources: use trustworthy content and remember to give credit when using others’ work/ideas.
Register for our Safer Internet Day 2020 course to get more information about your online image
SWGfl have a number of social media checklists to guide you through your settings on common platforms (twitter, Facebook, Snapchat etc.) https://swgfl.org.uk/resources/checklists/
Remember when you are participating in online sessions you are still covered by the Code of Conduct.
For further information please see the E-Safety Policy & Staying Safe Online area on My College