Oak Flats Public School

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Being Safe Online

When using the internet it is important that you know how to stay safe and have fun. One important step is learning the following cybersafety rules:

  • Think before you post information online- once posted it's difficult to remove.
  • Ask your parent/carer before you give anyone on the internet your name, address or any personal details.
  • Be careful who you trust online. Making new friends can be fun, but there's a chance that they may not be who they say they are.
  • Always keep your password a secret.
  • Set your profile to 'private' so your personal information is kept secret.
  • If someone is nasty, offensive or makes you uncomfortable in a chat room, don't respond and leave straightaway.
  • Don't open messages from people that you don't know. These could be nasty, contain viruses or be trying to sell you something.
  • Tell your parents if you are upset by language, pictures or anything scary on the internet.