Below you will find information of upcoming events relating to E-Safety as well as some useful sites and tips to help you keep up to date with the digital era.
- Belfast Met’s Digital Skills Summer Camp (Yr 11- Yr 14)- Monday 27th– Friday 31stJuly
- Sentinus Stem Summer Camps (10-14 yr olds)- July & August 2015
- Safer Internet Day 2016– 9th February 2016
10 Ways to Stay Safe Online & Protect your Digital Footprint
- Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.
- Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself. Once you’ve put a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.
- Keep your privacy settings as high as possible
- Never give out your passwords
- Don’t befriend people you don’t know
- Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online. Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do
- Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are
- Think carefully about what you say before you post something online- #THINK B4 U POST
- Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude
- If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried:leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediately.
Follow these tips for greater social media privacy:
Facebook – checking and changing your privacy settings
- Go to Privacy (there is a Privacy Shortcuts button on the top of the page)
- On ‘Who can see my stuff?’ click ‘Friends’
- On ‘Who can contact me’ click ‘Strict Filtering’
- For ‘Who can send me Friend Requests’ click ‘Friends of Friends’
- There is also an option here to Block people
Facebook – remove unwanted tags from multiple photos
- Go to your activity log
- Click ‘Photos’ in the left column
- Select the photos from which you’d like to remove a tag; click ‘Report/remove tags’
- Click ‘Untag photos’
- Removed tags will no long appear on the post or photo will still be visable to the audience it’s shared with.
Twitter – Protect tweets so that only your followers can see them
- Go to your account’s ‘Secruity and privacy’ settings
- Scroll down to the ‘Tweet privacy’ section and check the box next to ‘Protect my tweets’
- Click the blue ‘Save’ button at the bottom of the page. You will be prompted to enter your password to confirm the changes.
Instagram – Set photos to private so only your followers can see them
- Tap ‘Edit your profile’ next to your profile picture
- Turn on the ‘Posts are private’ setting and then tap ‘Done’
- If you have an android phone, tap the check mark instead to save your changes.
- General Parental Advice
- Vodafone How To Guides
- Vodafone Parents Guide to Technology
- Parents Guide to Facebook
- Childnet: Know IT all for Parents
- Google Safe Search
- How to set up Parental Controls on UK ISPs (i.e. BT)
- Parental Guide to Technology