Be responsible when you’re 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
It is so important not to give in to peer pressure to send inappropriate comments or images. Look at the Send this instead and Zipit apps which will help you deal with these types of requests.
Share your concerns
If you have any concerns about you or your classmates’ mental health and wellbeing, or just a small worry about something you have seen or heard, the Safeguarding Team is here to help. You can contact them via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 the School Services team immediately via email@example.com. Keep the Pamoja community a safe and enjoyable place for all users.
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 are part of family-friendly Wi-Fi schemes, remember to check before use.
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.
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.