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Key Fact

How can I stay SMART online?

Follow the SMART rules!

PC Harris’s Advice

PC Harris’s Advice

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Top Tips

Remember you must always tell a trusted adult if someone is sending you nasty messages or making you feel upset when you are online.

Learn the SMART Rules

Learn the SMART Rules

S is for Safe.

Keep safe and be careful. Don’t give out personal information.

M is for Meeting.

Meeting someone you only know online is dangerous.

A is for Accepting.

Don’t accept messages online from people you don’t know.

R is for Reliable.

When online only chat to friends and family you know in the real world.

T is for Tell.

If something on line makes you feel sad worried or scared or if you are bullied online you must tell a trusted adult. They will help you.


Tarian will help you learn:

  • the SMART rules, and
  • how to stay safe online.

Question and Answer

Question: Is it safe to play games and have fun on the Internet?
Answer: Yes, it is safe to use the Internet. Just make sure you play with friends and family you know in real life.
Question: How old do I have to be to have my own account on Facebook?
Answer: You should be 13 to have a Facebook account. It is not safe for younger children to have their own accounts.
Question: What kind of password should I use?

It is important that you have a password that is strong. That means that it must be a password that will be hard for anyone else to guess.

Use a mix of capital letters, lower case letters and numbers.

Question: Who can help when I feel unsafe or uncomfortable?
Answer: Choose someone you know you can trust to help you like your parents or carers, teachers or your school police officer.

If you need help, phone ChildLine on

0800 1111

Calls are free from most mobiles and landlines.

Your call will not show up on the bill.

MEIC is the helpline service for children and young people up to the age of 25 in Wales.

0808 80 23456

Calls are free from most landlines.

Calls from mobiles may be charged depending on your network.