eSafety

Rules to keep eSafe


#1: If you feel uncomfortable about *anything* online, talk to your parents / carers / teachers

    • It can *never* be your fault regardless of whether you think you have done something foolish.


#2: Never meet anyone in real life that you have only met online

    • If you absolutely *must*, then make sure you discuss it with your parent/carer first.


#3: Make your social networks PRIVATE

    • Don’t let strangers see your personal and private information. Take the time to lock them out. Switch off any “Geo-tagging” from your posts also.


#4: Never share your passwords

    • Apart from with your parent/carer, but not even with your best friend, brother, sister. Don’t use just one password and change your passwords regularly.


#5: Never open an email attachment that you do not know its contents

    • This is how a virus can enter your computer system.


#6: Cover your web cam with blu-tak

    • Many virus’ can take control of your web cam and record you when you are not aware. Simply cover your web cam when not in use.


Things to consider when online

eSafety think before you post

Staying safe online

    • Are you sure they are who they say they are? - CLICK HERE
    • Never feel it is your fault. It can never be your fault whatever you think you have done - CLICK HERE
    • Once you upload it, post, text or share it - you have lost it. It will out there for ever - CLICK HERE
    • Worried about SEXTING? Get advice - CLICK HERE
eSafety Cyber bullying

Cyber bullying

    • If you wouldn't say it to their face...
    • Remember: Everything you do online can be traced - CLICK HERE
#DESIGN Algorithms: Describing a solution

Password security

    • Ensure you have a strong password that is different for every site - CLICK HERE

Phishing, fake websites, virus, malware

    • Phishing: A website or email that pretends to be something it is not in order to trick you into entering secret information like passwords etc. Always check the website address carefully (eg. hsbc.co.uk is NOT myhsbc.co.uk) and remember that any organisation or company that holds your data will never ask you to type you details into a "special page". They will ask you to log into your normal account page and there you will find any instructions they have for you.
    • Virus/malware: You may get infected with malware (malicious software) that may take control of your webcam and record you, listen to you or record your keyboard as your type. These recordings may be used to blackmail you. Always keep your webcam covered when not in use, ensure you have an up-to-date virus checker and never open email attachments you don't know who they are from. Simple!

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