Cyber safety tips
For Primary Students
If you are being cyber bullied, tell an adult you trust like your Mum or Dad, a Grandparent, your teacher, an Aunty, an Uncle, your brother or sister or a friend. Keep telling them if it does not stop.
Do not respond to a mean message, save it and show a parent or guardian.
Get a parent or teacher to help you block the person so they cannot send anymore messages to you.
Don’t accept friend requests from people you do not know.
For Secondary Students
Talk to someone you trust straight away like a friend or a parent.
If you get a message from someone you don’t know, do not open it just delete it.
Do not post nude photos of yourself or someone else.
Don’t let your online life affect your real life, as an online life may affect your friendships relationships and even your job prospects.
Don’t post offensive or illegal content on any social media, for example rude photos or videos
For Parents and Guardians
Most children won’t tell adults that their being cyber bullied, if you think your child/children is being cyber bullied look for these signs:
· Changes in personality, e.g. more withdrawn, sad, anxious or angry
· Appearing more lonely or stressed
· Changes in friendship groups
· Change in school work
· Change in sleep patterns
· Avoidance of school
· Change of physical health
If you see any of these signs or other worrying behaviours, tell them you are worried and want to help. If your child doesn’t open to you get others to talk to them (aunties, uncles, grandparents, coaches, teachers). Keep a close eye on their online and offline behaviour.