This morning, during our circle we discussed online safety. Phoenix class shared all the different websites and online games they use and they were so shocked to find out their age ratings. Did you know TikTok, Facebook, YouTube and many more are 13+? Also, Roblox is age rated 10+!
We discussed that it is our own responsibility to stay safe and happy online, as well as keeping the people around us happy and safe too.
We decided ways to keep safe are:
1. Report anything that is out of the ordinary, upsetting or makes you feel uncomfortable.
2. Talk to an adult
3. Keep all personal information private
4. Only click and play on age appropriate links/games
5. Set accounts to private
6. Set parental controls
7. Only speak to friends and family online
A website that is extremely useful is: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/ This website has age rating and reviews from children and adults. It includes – books, games, films and TV shows etc.