How to keep your kids safe online this holiday
Helpful tips for parents on how to keep their kids safe whilst online
Being online can bring with it a lot of amazing opportunities to have fun and learn – but it can also be a dangerous place.
To mark Safer Internet Day, we've brought you a quiz to help youngsters understand what they should do to stay safe online
The quiz looks at how the internet affects your day to day life as well as your friendships online.
It’s designed for 8-13 year olds but can be played by anyone. We suggest parents do the quiz with their children and discuss which answer is the best option.
For each question select ONE answer:
Question 1. You update one of your profile pictures online and after two hours no one has liked it. What do you do?
Question 2. You are playing an online game and someone you don’t know wants to add you as a friend. What do you do?
Question 3. The latest online craze involves surprising your friends and trying to scare them as much as possible, then posting the video for everyone to see. Loads of your friends have done it and now say it’s your turn. How do you feel?
Question 4. You have entered a photo into an online fancy dress competition and someone has left an unkind comment about your picture. What do you do?
Question 5. Your best friend tells you their password and says, ‘If you’re a good friend then you’d share yours too.’ What do you do?
Question 6. You went to a party recently and there was a huge food fight. Someone filmed it and has put the video online, including the names of everyone involved. What do you do?
Question 7. You are doing your homework and want to check the info that you’ve found. The website says one thing but your friend says something completely different. How can you tell who is right?
Question 8. Someone from another school, that you know online, wants to meet you outside the local shops, so you can hang out together. You know their name but haven’t met them before. What should you do?
Question 9. Your internet games accounts are private and you have fewer friends online than lots of people in your class. What do you do?
Question 10: You are in a group message conversation and the group leader removes one of your friends without telling them. They’re really upset... How do you react?
Now check the answer sheet and see how you got on!
Download the answers here.