Category Archives: Internet Safety

Be safe… be seen. (well almost!)


Adding a picture to our Google account really helps other users find us, but is it safe?


For some online systems like Facebook it can help people find and friend people that we know in real life.  However you can only have Facebook from the age of 13!

From our earlier work on internet safety we need to think carefully before we put images and information online.  Our school e-mail already has our name, school and so adding a picture is a step too far.

BUT we want to make it easy for our friends so we can add a picture of ourselves… Just not a photograph but an AVATAR.

An avatar is an image or symbol that represents you in the online world.  Today we are going to make our own avatar using one of the websites below.  This image is what we can use to be our Google profile picture.

When we have made our avatar we have a big decision to make with some websites…  Do we give our e-mail address to them to download the image?

What do you think we should do? 






Don’t tell everyone!


Today in Computing we are going to look again at internet safety.

As a group can you say what mistakes Becky made?

In school and in life we are going to use the following rules to help us stay safe.


From what we have learned today which of these is personal information that we should ZIP IT and which information can we share safely?

  • What is your address?
  • What is your hair colour?
  • What is your favourite TV program?
  • Do you like reading?
  • Where are you on that class photo?
  • What football team do you support?
  • What is your postcode?
  • What school do you go to?
  • Did you watch Great British Bake Off?
  • What is your e-mail address?
  • How old are you?
  • Do you like Katy Perry?
  • Where does your dad work?
  • What religion are you?
  • Are you a boy or girl?
  • Who is your favourite teacher?

Is any of the information in between Share or Secure?