E Safety

Computer security, also known as cyber security or IT security, is the protection of information systems from theft or damage to the hardware, the software, and to the information on them, as well as from disruption or misdirection of the services they provide.[1]

It includes controlling physical access to the hardware, as well as protecting against harm that may come via network access, data and code injection,[2] and due to malpractice by operators, whether intentional, accidental, or due to them being tricked into deviating from secure procedures.[3]

The field is of growing importance due to the increasing reliance on computer systems and the Internet in most societies,[4] wireless networks such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi – and the growth of “smart” devices, including smartphones, televisions and tiny devices as part of the Internet of Things. Image result for e safety

Staying Safe Online

 

1)      Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.

2)      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.

3)      Keep your privacy settings as high as possible

4)      Never give out your passwords

5)      Don’t befriend people you don’t know

6)      Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online.  Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do

7)      Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are

8)      Think carefully about what you say before you post something online

9)      Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude

10)   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.

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Personal Safety

Front view of Cyber awareness graffiti box

  • Do you ever feel unsafe?
  • Do you know when your body is trying to tell you that you feel unsafe? These are your early warning signs – click here to learn more about these.
  • Do you know how to stand up for yourself without being mean? click here to learn how to play the sausage game where you practise your assertive face.
  • Do you know how to make safe choices? Click here to learn Stop Think Go – our problem solving technique.

There is a lot you can do to look after yourself. In this section of the website you can learn how to spot when you are in danger; these are called your early warning signs. You can also more about being assertive; this is when you stand up for yourself without being mean.

We will share with you a technique called STOP THINK GO that you can use in a tricky situation to help you see your options and make a safe choice.

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