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Online Safety

Always be careful when you are using the internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and help your education – but it can also cause harm – to you and to others.

Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online.

Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher or another adult at school.

 

If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:

 A simple tip is to turn off ‘auto play’ on YouTube and ensure that your contact details are hidden on WhatsApp.  Make sure the ‘no fill’ option is ‘on’ within Fortnite and all settings within your Xbox and PlayStation are closed.

 

Momo, nor her challenge are actually real, in the sense that they don’t refer to a specific individual or a specific challenge (reports conflict greatly when people are asked to describe what the “challenge” actually is) and most references to Momo you’ll encounter online will exist purely to fuel the craze as opposed to cause any real damage.

 

But the Momo Challenge could be considered real if you take into account that children, teens or even cyber crooks may create or promote their own “versions” of it based on what they’ve already heard about it, and they can subsequently use it to engage in committing scams, cyber-bullying or other forms of inappropriate online engagement. And it’s this permutation of Momo that parents should certainly be vigilant about.

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Tips for staying safe online:

 

· Make sure you keep new online friends strictly online. If someone you don't know asks to be your online friend you must ensure an adult knows about it.

 

· Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report it to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards you.

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