Staying safe online – Josh’s story:
My name is Josh and I am going to be telling you on behalf of the young people’s Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Reference Group about the latest project that we have been working on. The group is made up of nine young people with special educational needs ranging from 14 to 25 years old.
Staying safe online is critical at this time when more children and younger people have access to the internet and social media. Following a visit from some local police officers who talked to us about the importance of online safety, we have created 10 podcasts containing top online safety tips for children and young people.
The podcasts cover the topics set out in the image below. These have been distributed to all the schools in the borough and a poster has also been created for individuals who may have difficulty in hearing.
The podcasts can be accessed on the Phoenix FM website. Please share the link with children, young people and their families.
Internet Safety – Top Ten Online Safety Tips
Top Ten Online Safety Tips created by Calderdale Young People’s SEND Reference Group in partnership with Phoenix Radio.
- Don’t add people just for followers
- Don’t post personal information online
- Watch what you look at online. Stay safe and report inappropriate content
- Don’t share nudes. It’s a criminal offence
- Be careful about what you post online
- Don’t share your passwords with anyone
- Set your social media profiles to private so that random people can’t message you
- Go online for positive use only and be aware of behaviour such as bullying
- Be careful which websites you go on
- Be aware that there are possible dangers online such as fake accounts and people who lie about who they really are