Choose to ask for consent
Always ask others before sharing something about them. This should include checking before adding friends into group chats where there might be people they don’t know.
Choose to be supportive and positive
You can inspire and support others by what you do and post online. Report posts or accounts that might be upsetting or offensive.
Choose to be in control
Take the time to look at the privacy settings. They can help you take control over the information and posts that you are sharing and ensure that you are happy with what information people can see about you online.
Choose to find out more
Be aware of how your data is being stored and used by the apps on your device. Check the terms and conditions before signing up and make sure you are happy with your current access. Remember you can change these at any time by going into the settings of your device or the app itself.
Choose to talk about it
If you are not sure what to do or how to respond to something that happens online, then talk to someone about it. If you have any concerns or issues with online safety, or are unsure whether it is happening to you or somebody you know, please contact either:
- your lecturer
the College Safeguarding Coordinator – Bridgette Henry (01752 305296).