Staying Safe Online


Factsheet for Parents and Carers

Click Clever, Click Safe

Follow these 3 simple rules to stay safe on the Internet:

Zip It - When you’re online, always keep your personal stuff private and think about what you say and do. Don’t share personal information online with anyone.

Block It - If someone is mean or sends nasty messages online, block them and don’t open unknown links and attachments they might send you. Ask a parent or trusted adult how to block someone.

Flag It - If you see anything that upsets you online or if someone asks to meet you, flag it up with a parent or trusted adult. If you want to talk to someone else, you can call Childline for free on 0800 1111. Remember, you should never meet up with someone you have met online.

Find out more about Internet safety and the 'Click Clever, Click Safe' code from the government's Directgov website

Useful links

KidSMART - an award winning, practical internet safety website for schools, young people, parents and others concerned with Internet safety. Produced by Childnet International

thinkuknow - an Internet safety education website for children, parents and teachers produced by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre

Know IT All - a suite of education resources designed to help educate parents, teachers and young people about safe and positive use of the internet. Also from Childnet International with support from DCSF, BECTA, TDA and others.

Childnet International - the website of Childnet whose mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the Internet a great and safe place for children