Posted by Miss Crowther | Posted in ICT | Posted on October 26, 2014
Last week Snr Constable Peter Clarke visited 5/6 Team to speak about cyber safety. Part of his job is to keep people safe when they use the internet.
Policeman Pete asked us to use three simple words when working online. Respect. Private. Think!
It is important to respect yourself and other people. He told us that if we wouldn’t post it on the classroom window then we shouldn’t post it online. He also told us how when we share a photo online it is easy for other people to share that photo. It can be seen by lots of people, including people you don’t know. So, before you post a photo you have to think really hard about whether or not it is appropriate to share. Policeman Pete shared an example of how photos can still exist in cyberspace even when the person who posted it deletes it.
Policeman Pete reminded us that it is hard to know who you are talking to online. Someone might pretend to be someone they are not. This is why it is so important to keep information private.
In some cases, people have ended up in trouble for not following Policeman Pete’s advice.
We enjoyed Policeman Pete’s visit and will be keeping his words of advice in mind when we are online.
What advice do you have for staying safe online?
What rules do you follow when you use the internet?