Protect yourself on the Internet:
remember the GOLDen rules.

Ground rules

  • Keep information private – think, would I tell this to a stranger?
  • Agree rules about meeting online ‘friends’ in real life
  • If it’s not acceptable in real life it shouldn’t be acceptable online

Online safety

  • Use anti-virus and monitoring systems
  • Know where to get advice – see below
  • Activate security and privacy settings


  • Internet access should be in a family room, rather than a bedroom
  • Know that Internet access can be gained by the use of other devices; such as gaming consoles, mobile phones or the neighbour’s wireless internet connection


  • Talk to your parents about your internet use
  • Talk to your parents if you have a problem or feel uncomfortable

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