There are many fun things you can do with your computer, console or phone if you are connected to the internet (this is called going online). 

You could:

  • Play games

  • Find information using search websites like Google or Bing

  • Send messages to friends and family using emails or using social media websites like Facebook or Twitter

  • Listen to your favourite music or watch videos on websites like iTunes or YouTube

  • Talk to friends or family using Skype

  • Go shopping. Sometimes the best deals are available online

  • Pay bills or manage your bank account. This is called online banking

It is really important to stay safe online so remember:

  • Be careful who you chat to. You never really know who you are talking to online

  • Be careful about sharing information about yourself or sending photos of yourself

  • Keep your passwords a secret

  • Keep your bank details a secret. Especially if someone asks for these details in an email

  • If someone makes you feel scared or uncomfortable online, tell someone you trust

This video provides tips on how to stay safe online:

Download an easy read guide to getting online (pdf)

Download an easy read guide to social media (pdf)

Download an easy read guide to internet safety (pdf)

Download an easy read guide to using a mobile phone (pdf)