For a safe community we offer the following basic recommendations from Internet Matters UK
Keep talking and stay interested in what everyone is doing. Don’t be afraid to bring up challenging issues like sexting, pornography and cyberbullying. It could be embarrassing, but everyone will benefit from the subjects being out in the open. This needs to be done directly with your teacher who will ensure the correct action is taken.
Keep your information private
You can set privacy settings on most social networking sites so that only close friends can search for you, tag you in a photograph or share what you have posted.
Stay safe on the move
Use safe settings on all mobile devices but be aware that if you are accessing the internet using public Wi-Fi, filters to block inappropriate content may not be active. Some outlets, like McDonald’s, are part of family friendly Wi-Fi schemes, remember to check before use.
Be responsible when your online. You can often feel you can say things online that you wouldn’t say face-to-face. Remember to always have respect for yourself and others online.
Anything you upload, email or message could stay around forever online, only do things online that you wouldn’t mind your teacher or a future employer seeing. Think about creating a positive digital footprint.
Don’t give in to Peer pressure
No matter where you are accessing the virtual community, check to make sure that no-one you do not know is sitting near you trying to view your screen and personal information without your consent. Do not store your username and password on portable devices such as mobile phones, as these can easily be lost or stolen. Change your password if you think anyone has knowledge of it.
If you experience bullying, harassment, hate speech or inappropriate content of any kind in the Pamoja Education community (or know someone who encounters this), report it to your teacher immediately. Keep the Pamoja community a safe and enjoyable place for all users.