The internet has brought many benefits as well as dangers.

Learn how to spot these dangers and keep yourself safe online.

E-safety policy

Think U Know

Contact social media sites

It’s so easy to share online, that sometimes you might post something and wish you hadn’t.

If you’ve posted something you regret on Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr or another site, you should delete it from your account as quickly as you can.

What if someone else has posted something about you?
Most websites have a way for you to ask them to remove ‘content’ – like videos, pictures, comments or profiles – that upsets you. This is called making a ‘report’.

It’s important to know that making a report doesn’t mean the content will definitely be removed.

Just like in school, most websites have a set of rules – ‘Terms of Use’ – which they expect people using their site to obey. Websites will only take content down if they break these rules.

If you want to have something taken down from a site you should check to see if it breaks one of their rules.

Facebook calls their rules ‘Community Standards’, YouTube’s rules are called ‘Community Guidelines’ and other sites like Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram have their own sets of rules and ways to report.

Before using any website you should read them to learn what is, and what isn’t, acceptable on the site. You should also learn how to report content to the site.