The Fostering Team

Why is Online Safety Important?

In today’s digital age, the internet opens up a world of possibilities. From connecting with friends to exploring educational resources, it’s a powerful tool. However, just like in the real world, it’s crucial to stay vigilant and make wise choices online. The Fostering Team is committed to helping you navigate the online landscape with confidence.

Top Tips for Online Safety:

  1. Protect Your Personal Information:
    • Never share sensitive information like your address, phone number, or school details with strangers online.
    • Use privacy settings on social media platforms to control who can see your profile.
  2. Think Before You Click:
    • Be cautious when clicking on links or opening attachments, especially if they come from unfamiliar sources.
    • If something seems suspicious, trust your instincts and report it to a trusted adult.
  3. Guard Your Passwords:
    • Create strong, unique passwords for each online account.
    • Never share your passwords with anyone, even friends.
  4. Be Aware of Online Relationships:
    • Be cautious about forming close relationships with people you meet online. Not everyone may have good intentions.
    • If you’re unsure, talk to your foster parents or a trusted adult about your online friendships.

At The Fostering Team, we prioritise your safety and well-being, both offline and online. Our team is here to support you in navigating the digital world responsibly. If you ever have questions or concerns about online safety, don’t hesitate to reach out to your foster parents, your social worker or contact us directly.

For more information on online safety, visit: Childnet — Online safety for young people