The safe use of mobile technologies such as the internet and mobile phones.
Follow our INTERNET Rules and be a 'SAFE SURFER'
We immediately close any webpage we don’t like.
We never arrange to meet any one we don’t know.
We never give out a home address or phone number.
We never open e-mails sent by anyone we don’t know.
We never use internet chat rooms.
We only e-mail people our teacher has approved.
We ask permission before using the internet.
We only use websites our teacher has chosen.
We send e-mails that are polite and friendly.
We tell the teacher if we see anything we are unhappy with.
UK facts and figures
- Well over 8 million children in the UK have access to the internet.
- 25% of UK parents have no idea about what their children get up to on the internet.
- 75% of UK parents are concerned about what their children are doing online.
- However 76% of parents don't have any rules about what their children can do on the computer.
- 74.4% of 1,277 children and young people claimed that they could access the internet whenever they wanted to and had no parental restrictions placed upon what they viewed.
- Around 70% of UK parents are concerned about their children being approached with inappropriate content but only 40% have spoken to their children about safe internet practices, despite the UK having the highest number of children (87%) claiming to be comfortable talking to their parents about their online experiences.
- In the UK, 43% of online adults and 26% of children enjoy their online relationships as much or more than their offline friendships.
- In the UK adults believe that 4% of children have been approached online by a stranger. The actual figure reported by UK online children is 20%.
Worldwide facts and figures
The majority of adults believe that protecting children is the most important issue facing society.
- 50% children worldwide admit to doing things online their parents wouldn’t approve of.
- Up to half of online adults worldwide and up to 40% of online children worldwide have made friends online.
- Most children will not report inappropriate internet contact to their parents because they are afraid of losing internet privileges
A UK survey of 2,094 children found that 38% had received an "offensive or distressing" images or messages by text or email.
Computer, apps and console games carry age certificates just like films because of the language, violence and offensive adult behaviour involved. Your child may be playing innocent sounding games that carry an 18 certificate.
Children can be online on their mobile phones or on their game consoles as well as on PCs and laptops.
Do you know what your children are playing, texting, or what images they are viewing, taking and sending?