SMART Rules

Last modified 15/11/2012 10:05

When using the internet all children need to remember childnet's "SMART RULES"

S= SAFE

Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information - such as your name, email, phone number, home address, school name to people who you don't know or trust online.

M= MEETING

Meeting someone you have only just been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents or carers permission and even then only when they can be present.

A= ACCEPTING

Accepting emails, IM messages, or openining files, pictures or texts from people you don't know or trust can lead to problems - they may contain nasty messages or viruses.

R= RELIABLE

Someone online might be lying about who they are, and information you find on the internet might not be correct.

T=TELL

Tell you parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable while using the internet.

You can report online abuse at www.thinkuknow.co.uk